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Mount Vernon signal Mount Vernon signal 300dpi TIFF G4 page images James Maret Mt. Vernon, KY 1901 mou1901122001 These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Mount Vernon signal Mount Vernon signal James Maret Mt. Vernon, KY 1901 $IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognitio n (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has be en done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Librar ies Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. t : l VOLUME XV. if faz&z r A ma s$ k'rZ-Z- &:.( At . : . vv j J c , j r X1 - Hi t $' MT. VERNON, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, KY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1901. NUMBER J3 "TELL MY FRIENDS TO BE. BR AVE AND FEARLESS. AND LOYAL TO THE GREAT COMMON PEOPLE." J LlV-lNGSTO- ft MeRRY CHRISTMftS ftND ft KY., - M nnirr dvr,w4turm rMmtffUtt-vi l''4.MPPy NEW YEAR rTo A atoceSto8SQo Sk . $3C$3oe$D WISHES YOU a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year JflUld. LlaUa wth j. c. HOCKER& nrpi,f him the many readejgubf tl ' ::- Visit W. ' ! Mueller's Jewelru Store - if you want anything in the Jewelry line. The- goods are all 'Up to 'Drtte. The prices are low considering quality, 'and And you cannot enjoy it better than see your children enjoy it. Cantn TlailC ias "wde Ms headquarter CO.. "::;W: ' SIGNAL. , , ' -.- " . $r?B(w 'pu bui TlVn w W. H. WW1 WHERE cal1 found a beautiful assortment of - . MMSLLeR, ;?'. i iunu, 3ewei., j is strictly wjiat , Holiday "Goods, Consisting of The largest supply of TOYS ever brought to Livingston.--Th- e Wagons, Garts and Sleds nicest selection of DOLLS for the girls. Fine ALBUMS and PICTURES for the Ladies. for the boys. Pine Lamps, Tguet Articles aud Peifumery and Fine Stationery, FIRE WORKS in great quantities, such as Roman Candles. Skye Rockets. Fire Crackers, etc. etc. Ail to be fired this Christmas. 0 must sec these goods before purchasing J? where. Wo will make it to your advantage to give us your t rade. Stanford Ky- - ' '' .it c Y& Boy or Girl, must have lUUlV something for Christmas, J. C. "HOCKER & CO can suit them. VflTlD Best girl would appre-iVnil1 U U IV ciate a nice present, so come and make your se lection aud insure her a Merry Christmas D J 1 e w' appreciate r UU1V present, and you can hud no better stock to select from than we have. iMSidiw iiss wfa&ax. mr '& ftws'sPUlffl,...At r ' fc.. l"'!! t'.l&NfeSasAl, FWWl - sarUk iT loc e ML -- -- do JTr (.W? ".. r -- MakejO' Specially of &k 'SIJANFORD, . L KY-- , ' . i uu Relatives and friends will appreciate a Holi-- j . uuy j. luaciii iiuu J. HOCKER & CO. can supply you. Attention ,g4 Appropriate . IV if YMf.A&&fPf: .fiV jkb KW3HrA ftwrtkJJ'' vsxx' j re hso'' . For tiieJH01vIDAY Trade a 13 inch Kid Body, Bisque Head, Trice postage prepaid--f- ditj'lishly Dressed. Doll, light .or dark 'hair, only 60 cents ' , 15 Inch5 Kid Body, Bisque Head, Stylishly Dressed, Sleeping Doll, light or dark Iiqir $1 00. Prices in DOLLS range from 5c. to 3 dollars. X6TMAIL ORDERS given prompt attention. or V Sr-i. St " ' s- i . eTMni?i ii. r j- -l il.J r& r .n AA asaeS&acaSDcc&ae -Jt' ... i wr i ? ti j WH W Y fi XX er-s- 7 ? yiiittrUH xfflrt iT V .. T TT-xr' -- ... . . --- v. LV- . .. r V. ' JVflflHM '. ii' 'iT - i $3($DC && &? -- a- - X I i - . LJiir.alffic&iSVW VffiWi4-.- l " TtVXW:- - ,ftv .'v- fb-- la 7 rfTl FX( jStfvsrn&Sftwei ,-. j Christmas Jresents JUST RECEIVED BY "OPPWuNlTYr to mako your TMAS i-- ar.. " A'VirTr"' - t ?'f''7tH .. " ir4ffl - wu Wy$yc$pyc&p f.?yrTiuf;,'T'jr,?.'-ypj'i- r r MiMK.mMcroig-TfrT7-;t7mT- We Have Striven rK n W '"S CI'IRISTMftS GIFT. I W' J. THOS. CttGRRY, Brodhead, Kentucky Q' There's Nothingthat there is no suit them better; ind when; else thatyou'Jl find ch will : isfactory this" year. We have the goods, wo mnke the Jrj.., .. Don't buy amiss, don't fail to make your'f; prices. '" money count. See what we have, get our prices, then :look around if you think it worth while. HERE are a few .desirable gifts. COME to the 'store and sec the rest. MEDALLIONS, COMB AND BRUSH SETS, lJEKl'UMUS, UUUK5, 1JUL,L,5, UAWES, . POCKET BOOKS, PURSES, STATIONERY, UliyillLJ L'UUIlUllllUUl cllJU Holiday SJIL- ' $'' f ' ' TSE wide-awak- e merchant, who knows the needs OF THE such a stock to choose from Jfccc Ml 3&3$3e3& Holiday Trade Santa & n 583!QC30GC Christinas Candies, DOLLS, DOLL CARRIAGl-dTOY WAGONS, FANCY CUPS AND SAUCERS. , iv 1 y. PENNY'S DRUG STORE, STANFORD, KY. ' Wo are headquarters for Clatis and a complete supply of his HOLIDAY presents are stack-oour shelves and counters it will pay B t inspect the yo WI Y Stock of Toys at our store, we camshow you better than we can Come and learn prices and"biy your little folks sorae-'thin- g to help them to eujoy Christmas. MUSTACHE CUPS, PICTURES. HANDKERCHIEFS, MUFFLERS, SUSPENDEUS, HOSIERY, COLLARS, l$DX$3Myc&yr. ftIJUlll.llt1llilIMSgBBK3LlailUaMaLrl,J.UIU,gBBg3l,gHlU SGEJNfTS ffl B .M Friend, tcl)-ou- . Know you cannot enjoy the CHRIST- MU MAS HOLIDAYS without mat We solicit your ing some outlay. patronage when in need of anything in a general merchants line. SEE our stock before you purchase elsewhere. EF IT. N2kwa1, .am! ?Vgit otheri iiruuiu iiiriusiiiug goous And there is nothing tile matter with SHOBS, ,CbOTHin6 OR HATS, for CNRIST7AAS GIFTS. ' MORE GOODS for same money, FINE XmasFrith.-- 111 ' I ydcyp, (Pdcc A FHW SUGGESTIONS,! ye TO THOSE WHO $d. Dun n I ' & u Zf . m V M l.-- TI tm- k t " Xtnas. X 'iT SAME GOODS for less money. U. B, BAKER'S COX: Mt In-vit- e B ros. ::'x33!C.. Anticipate enjoying Xmavs and the Holiday week' conies but tmco ayear" wo must enjoy it while its hero And Christmas cc z-- ' ,J - Frith Qunn prices every year Bi'ing a happy xmas never fear. & IN'- Vernon, Kentucky. all their friends to come and inspect their stock of .uew, goods before purchasing elsewhere. Present, dear little ones the happiest time in the year, and eagerly do they await the coming e tin-patiently TO a" Christmas is ', M Li Ml :-- qF nXA- SaS! .Many things suitable for a nice Xmas Ve'1iave.-- Santa Claas.if We tie his agents at Brodhcml, Ky., and have in stock' TOYS FOk THE LITTLE BOYS; DOLLS FOR THE LITTLE GIRLS. STICK AND FANCY CANDIES. FIRE WORKS iu great quantitiesall atjvery low prices. Every- thing we have in tock iu newjust arrived from Santa's headquarters. We are dealers in General Merchandise, the place to get all sorts of bargains. JSTDout forget the place, FRITH & DUNN, Brodhead, Ky. -- 1 full stock of Dry goods. Notions- and Gents . Eurnish ing goods that arc. first class, DRESS SUITS from $3 00 up. c.OVER COATS from $3 00 up 'HATS in all the line Ladies and Gents'Shous. SHOES. a - . Latest Styles. . Market Price paid for cquritry produce. Highest opposile Courtiious-e- . Main street . iwif iaw v C-- V m w vmzmm j 2tzgff kb! -BSb 1' M ' c W -- " nrnm,ii. -- '?'?" '- -, -- r.,...f !, "t'tV -'' iTr " l'.N ,'i 'fh'f-' , ul:At&,i.A'S ;,.. i,yto. .1, MZi .w.itfiaa.y.,..feA. j.AAdiJtoi t . . . &lkY?Si,k.L.'i,,. rihfiTiii niin'if ftT. VERNON 2IGN1L, Mt , Vernon, Kentucky. December 20, 1901. "Now" said I, "Betsy we know that all this can not please or benefit the dead and I fear it's worth little or nothing to the living, there-fore I shall give the living the beui efit of at least a part of my bios souis." We know not the amount of good that one kind word or one Utile blossom of praise will amount to if dropped at the right time, and O, how easy it is to do so. It will not only give encourage ment but lighten the burdens of life. We can find something good, sotuethiug praiseworthy in nearly everybody if we will look for it instead of hunting all the while for their faults and talking, of them. No man was ever made better by abuse but thousands by kindness. I have been sjourniug itt Rockcastle capital this week, partaking of the unbounded hospitalities of her citizens and finishing- up my official career with Judge Williams, Sheriff Catron and County Attorney Colycr. In a few more days we will step down aud out aud our places filled by new then; and all republicans except Esquire Lease who will take my place. To say that those officials whose names I've given have discharged their duties for the last four years would be putting it very mildly, aud they will meet that welcome approval from their constituents; "Well done good and faithful servants," when they again become private citizens. A MeJry Christmas, Mr. Editor to you and your readers and may your lives be long, happy, useful and prosperous. My health is somewhat improved and I feel like I had a new lease on life, for a short time at least. Very truly, 1 gTirTt'wn!&T ft 'fraggMJ AKaSWtMBaWfiWMyyiy' ROCKCASTLE AS AN OIL LEVEL GREEN Well, as the preacher, says--au- d truly too ''through the mercies of a kind and wise Providence' I nm permitted to write again." I might ofler many excuses for having nothing in the last two or three issues of the Signal, but as an excuse is generally mixed with doubtful veracity I'll offer none. Say did you ever pause and think, think seriouslyhow many, equivocations or even straight lies we are constantly guilty of in the form of excuses? Nothing startling has transpired here since I last wrote only I did a half day's work last week. Most people have killed their hogs in order to get meat and to put a quietus on the feediug of the short crop of short corn. We have about 60 per cent of a crop of corn and not more than 75 per cent of hogs for bacon. Let us bagin at once to practice strict economy. We notice from the Echo that a passing stranger paused to drop a flower in our path the other day after returning home from a visit to this part, which made me full ""mighty" good to think that I had at least attempted to do something iu this life worthy of notice or praise from such as he. It made me think, and while thinking I ed Betsy why can't we all strow a few flowers in the paths of our fellow travelers while they arc living instead of waiting to kiver their graves with blossoms when they are dead?" "Why Buck" said she, "the dead are gone andean not rise to stand in the way of the living any more and now iu order to make a display of their appreciation for him who has been called off they FIELD. It is unnecessary to repeat that the geological formation of the BSrBUODIIRAD, KY.- - PIK E to get 5 r&P I V. Zr SWi'.'r !f; ". : J i 'J' V. '. larger portion of orir county gives every indication of there being oil here in abundance and further that we arc in the "oil belt" which funs from Pennsylvania to Texas, and that neighboring counties to East and West of us have a big number of paying wells, these We are all demonstrated facts. might add oil has been found in In several places in Rockcastle. the Smith well, sunk in southern BANK OF MT.! VERNON. part! of county by "Oil Jim" S. C. FRANKLIN. Smitlf, an Ohionir, some 35 years Mr. Sidney Cleveland Franklin ago, the fuiid was found, though was born near White Hall, Madinot in navmc otiantities. It is son county, Ky., and is closely reOPENED 1900. th'btfght that had the drilling been lated to the Harbers, (his mother es continued to i greater depth that being the daughter of Dr. Sidney 15 000 CAPITAL STOCK, it would have been found in large W. Harber;) the Oldhams. Cobbs, Oil still flows from Tevis, Chenaults, Maupins and quantities. C C. WILLIAMS, Prks. JAS. T. ADAMS, VicK-Pxi- t. this weH today. About 800 feet Walkers, of that county. He was W. L. RICHARDS, Casiiikr, A. B. FURNISH, Asst. Cash. was the depth drilled and stopped educated in the common schools DIRECTORS. on account 0' exhaustion of funds. aud Central University. Jonas McKenzie, Geo. Livesay, A. T. Fish, His first Fritz Krueger, Rod Perry, Vincent Boreing, J. E. Houk. g There is also au oil spring near this business was for tm well. Some four years since was uncle in Nevada, Missouri; was We solicit accounts of firms and individuals. Careiul attention is given collections entrusted to us. . said to bea'"dry well" by the pro- later a reporter on the force of the Our friends and patrons ar; invited to call wheu in town. moters; though many of our people Butler (Mo. ) Times, learned the believe that the drillers found practical workings of the office what they were cent out to discover from devil to Was and when they found it (oil) they made deputy sheriff and deputy pulled out their machinery, plug- clerk of Bates county Mo.; studied ged the wells aud departed for and followed the drug business other fields and left the territory to three years. His father's failing Capital Stock, 5100,000. Surplus, $180,40.76 be leased at a later date when the health recalled him to Kentucky, people had about abandoned hope where he took a position of linoof ever "striking" oil in paying type operatpr and machinist in J W. Hayclen, W. P. Walton, J. II. Collier, M. D. Eliuoro quantities. The well suuk at Mul-lin- s in charge iu the Lexington Trail-scriC. Ried, T. P. Hill, S. H. Baughman, W. A. Tribble, Station had about the same office. The Megenthaler M. J. Miller and S. T. Harris. history, except the lessees are still company, who make these wonderWe solicit the accounts of the citizens of Rockcastle and adjoining paying annual rentals on the ter- ful machines recognizing Mr. counties assuring them prompt aud careful attention to all busisame Franklin's mechanical abilities sent ritory. It is said that these ness intrusted to us. Personal application and correspondparties have within the last ten him to Fort Smith, Arkansas to inence, with a view to business relations, invited. months, leased, thousands of acres stall a newspaper plant with linoJ S. HOOKER, Pres., JNO. J. McROBERTS, Cashier. in this county aud that when they type machinery. After doing this Brcc Varnon. do this." A. A. McKINNEY, Ass't Cashier. get "good and ready" they will work very satisfactorily he remained as foreman and machinist for a start a number of drills. ;1 The Mt. Sterling Company, year or more where by the acciI i managed by Dr. Northcutt, who dental ignition of gasoline that he pi was a practicing physician at Wil-cli- e was using in cleaning machinery some years ago, is puttiug seriously burning his hands and down a well on Copper creek, arms, he returned to Lexington three miles west of Conway. They with health impaired. Thinking iiave already gone throiigh some the mountain air would be of beneSmall "pockets" of oil and have fit to h'ryn he dropped a postal card Vi r 'BRWC'l.'t il'. A'vlj.-4HWt ' reached a dcptli. of .something' (like to ttriftfiGNAi., Mt Vernon, "secured o'o feet. The have been delayed, ,ijjq.sitioiiaudwcnt to work-he- n? - iu the work, on account of striking on alie paper-i- u 1805. He remainlayers of rock of extreme hardness. ed on the force of that paper uutil At 140 feet the drill struck a flow late iu 1900. when he set up a of gas sufficient to run a large watch and jewelry establishment in Kept in Stock. Orders by Mail.JTelegraph or Telephone 'engine. It is believed that at the drugstore of Theo Wesley in Promptly filled. 1500 feet they will find what they this place. Mr. F. had learned the ... f. A , watchmaking business from an old UC unci. The old Pollard well near German man years ago and has put down in 1867, had a made a success iu it as he has iu small flow which continued for nearly every one of his other under'months, to run dowu White Lick takings. He has formed some creek and covered its surface for lasting friendships in this county. and FUNERALDIRECTOR. miles. This well wf.s not drilled That existing between James Maret to a great depth. Mt. Vernon, Ky. and himself, who worked with him There is a number of wells and for three years on the Signal, is places in the county where natural to be noted as an instance where gas is found. A spring or well friendship is a solid thing and near Gum Sulphur called the counts as being something beyond "Burning Well," will fire up aud the shallow claims put forth every burn, for sometime, if a lighted day by those who wish "throw dust 'match is dropped on its surface. 'iu your eyes." Mr. Franklin is d FINE HJ3A118E Attached, Can Seventy years ago, James to bo especially commended for JOHN W. BAKER lurnish Metalic Caskets and have drilled 300 feet for salt water his steadfast loyalty to his aged Mr. BakerJ was born near Clover 'in for .shipment, had become Embalming done on short notice. on Brushy creek, near Level Green, parents whom he has never nege Jackson county at that ing business centers and Mr. Come and see me, anything I have not got can get for yon on first struck oil which overflowed a half lected or allowed to want for any a part of Madison county ker like u good business man, ain that leave the city. acre of territory around the well comfort. They are now living August 25, 1841, and spent his; knewjwhen and whcrefuto strike, They didn't kuow what the "stuff" with him at this place. byAtiro Promptly Filled, boyhood days on a farm in that land established a store at each moved short distance was, pulled, Some tivo years ago Mr. Frank- county. About 30 years ago he place. In 1894 he carhe to Mt. away; got salt water. lin began the study of ginseng cul- began the mercantile business at Vernon, where3hej'remaincd until F-REE! Over iu south western part of ture and the establishment of a McKee, where he did a splendid iast spring, when the stock was 'comity is found what might be' nursery for the propagation of this hliFitiACC Mitt- lACifinrr n hot! Af 1a. ' Mr. Baker called "oil springs" as at several valuable plant. He has given em- cation for trade! he moved his stock moved to Livingston. is the father of U. G. Baker, one of places can be found a heavy darkish ployment to a large number of from ihe're'to Berea. Wilrlio nnrl And Permanent Cure in All Cases. 'fluid' ooring from the Earth. This boys, men aud women in hunting Mnllin I.JI .,., nnm "c leading merchants of our town f Matari product has been pronounced bj and digging the native root which great and two better busiuess men than SENT ABSOLUTELY FREE ON RECEIPT OF POSTAL. amountlof lumber, cross-tieionic as "rock oil." The natives he transplanted and carefully tanbark, etc., which jwas brought they are noti'to be found. is notlung like Asthmalene. It brings inhave made some use of it for medi- watched for results. The outcome CHAINED stant relief, even in the worst cates. FOB TEN It cures cal purposes. Persons supposed to was satisfactory. , .. YEARS wnen an eise inus. This was. not accomplished wUlf be posted in these matters claim ' The Rkv. C. F. WfiUS, of Villa Ridtre. 111.. wv, "Your trial bottle of Asthmalene received in f.ood that oil is present where these out work and lots of it, though it Luijumuii. . 1 canuoi ieii you now uiatiulul I feel for '.'oozings" are found, and no doubt Has proved to be of much profit.' Those wishing to undertake work uicgoou cienveu irom it. 1 was a slave, chained I most cordially invite ypu when in Stanford to visit my the territory will he a paying field in this line should write Mr, Frankwiiu puinci sore inroat aim asthma for ten years. place of business and inspect our stock of T despaired of ever being cured. I saw vonr ntK -- rl developed. 'when lin at Mt. Vernon, Ky., on the tisemeut for the cure of this dreadful and tormcntiui. The situation iu Rockcastle today subject. He has all the necessary Mens, Boys and LHtls Gents Clothing of all kinds, waijPCJiWWj disease, asthma, and thought you bad ovetspoi-eiv yourselves, but resolved to give it a trial. is'abnut this: Most of the available information by which any one of Rubber Boots, Felt Boots, Mclntoshes, Underwear, To tuy ou(uaiJiJcut, mc mar ni:icu llKC a Charm. Send sever- - ordinary intelligence can go to Collafs, territory is now untler lease; Neckties, Haudketch:efs, Hoje. etc, etc. e bottle.--' me a work and by industry, make a for es al of the leasing companies prom' THE BEST LINE OF Men'sv nnd' Ladies Fine 1,1 h wniit to send to every .sufferer a trial treatment of ASTHMA- tune within a few years. In writing 1u LENE, 31'milar to the one that cured Mr Wells. We'll tend ise tolbegin drrilling within the'next Shoes. if.' . him upon this subject, enclose it l r.iil POSTPAID, ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHAPfW y - six months; some to start'ea'rlier. stamp for reply. t HATS. The newest are always'nobefcund in our stock; the Old any Miuerer mm win wiueior 11, even on a postal. Never mittd company, the Rockcas Reliable JOHN B. STETSON Hatsgeikep'in rv, variety of Shapes though you.-Ar'Our local despairing, however bad your case, ASTHMALENK Mr." Franklin married in Nov. ; aud Shades. Look at them when here.x I will ivlic c and cure. The worse your case, the more gkd we are to Oil and Gas Company,, seem to 1896, Miss Martha Griffin, a sister tle T ' wo 1101 ueiay. ses 1:. write at once, addressing DR. TAFT iTerrris'Cash. j of have to have secured the larger Circuit Clerk, J. F. Griffiu. BROS.' M KDICINE CO., 79 East 130th St., N. Y. City. Sold hv 0J' iniS!S'.s. part of the ben territory and will 'He owns nice property here and ' JP.Jif STANFORD KY. is a fixture in push the business. IS the place Fresh Also has a complete line of fresh THE Candies, Xmas Fruits, etc, your groceriesc MT. 1eRNON, KY - hook-keepin- editor-in-chie- f. First National Bank. OF STANFORD, KY. DIRECTORS: gt i DANNIE OWENS UNDERTA KER , ?& t -- Caskets, Coffins, Robes Etc. a K BRODHEAD, KENTUCKY Car-lersvill- e, WILLIS GRIFF! Practical Undertlcer Kin-kea- Stock Complete thriv-Botto- ! Ba-tim- ORDERS ASTHMA CURE ' . - ASTHMALENE brings instant relief '. s, People of Rockcastle! . a lull-siz- e i -- .H.MVMcRobcrtp. sBbv r , the-couut- '.';Vv i iO- tei &jtL2iMtidiM.-- - JA.."iifc.-iN''a- "' afcu m..' . .j...,. 'UL 3f.M-- . J;.ii. - L V'L4 l& . I- - --v r y fr & r. . - " x ' . ' I i i. Ilad 'Lucllia followed her mother sh BACHELOR'S CHRISTMAS. ing. Then, when I have a good start "I haven't one left, and I'm so (rind, he's snylng whnt lie says. ' The) " ') I'll come back for jdtf." leant woud have been more ujurpflhid still, usually have a hard time nmotig th" so glad! Mother won't wire-- l yawns and rubs at his to sti etches and Lucilla smiled and,sighed at the same 'T ho)i she won't. Stifly. do you ifiink for Mrs. James I.awlon had not pro"I heard u tory" lately, which. IHhlnk It boys." l; & cvcb, time. "That will be nice," slie .said, - "Poor very queer!" ' ceeded far from her home when, on ,, "Your sister is n little Inily, Mastci my beautiful mother 'will cnv&V" ol.d bachelor! 7 And Hubert's self vns on .my IapMhls llpi Duucnn, unci Is never null'," said thi "Perhaps not.nij darlin', if ytu ask turning a corner, she found herself No loved ones, troop IhMd Implore him to. "but It would be htuch riicer'taT lie were tit my rnr married 'in our'.own churchnn.il live rise, face to face with Vrs. .Tosr 'i Lnwton, governess ns she roe to leave. ."Conio her pretty like that." "A drccdtult ilrtadftil story" a. sudden, uacheiori ' ' j (iwfill puUS;C That night the "beautiful mother" and these Iwo ladies h ''" not been The room Is Poor p.d his trousers are where ,,ere . i,erc . wo nnve M, mnv friends, It is time for ns to go.'' , , . la order, . 'Somebody fald tho. other dayi there alivi Just then there waaa rustle in tin ,cnilie home tired nnd w'lth II ""heart pn bowing terms- since t'. ' unlucky lip hunf? thpm last niRht,.onJhe back of " moment liner sue nuuef nervously, no Banta Claim, as sne cangpt sight 01 an approaching . tli vhalr, girl. episode of the lost invjtation, on this linll nntl n perfect, vision burst unoi longing for a little brown-eyeAnd the change tlint he left in his pockets jlgure in the distance, "you must leave She had been thinking" of her all the occasion necostcd one another simulWould you believe If, auntie? They're ti,u children from thfc,,doorwny. IB lilClC ' 'PriM te Trio "irt entitn- nnn to nnminff 'twas nil a trick taneously. """"-.""erloil Kriwenn "" ,V. Ifpor old bachelor MOllieri rilSUlIlfr evening, wondering how she. wns'nirius-Ju""""".' About the tlYiy reindeer: and anu it were seen ;ogeiner anu iatner "I was on my way to your house," Herself, "Jj- - forward, "I novcrtiiw yoiffso bcatm,, Nick, .. Saint ,r hoar's: of was. No flres'toistart and no furnace to shake, . ' nit th) chliuncy ."I must devote more time to the .said Mrs. James Lawton, and "I No love'd ones tfround X9pendjiall he can Tht etovcsi were nil too were toof small, th( full" 'i 'i y . ''lI;kiiow," interrupted Tom, "he''ll , hot," child as? soon as Lent conies," she s.ajd just coming to see you," was the othmake, MVIiy, from one's owi Sf BraBpSHft. And IoIf o( Just such g tu IT asithat, I can't Poor old bacWlorj;vTP9t forbid your speaking, to me. Well, I'll little girl!" said the lMon, stooplnp to her husband when they were, com- - er's greeting. No chldlns for "what he peslectedUri do;" go. Oood-bMrs. James Lawton .looked with quivmy darling, I'll watch for abpul ng home, as the bells were ringing Is , and pltfeinir nktss - somewhere .. . .jffir ... a chance for a word with you after ering lips at her brother's1 wife, whose lie sits dowpialono whenfhls'breakfast &.fK2:invy tiaiu nun vitra unu yeuraKU. itJT. . through i' .;y"--.- to rs.i.,i...i w,,ll n,,l.iirTlit.- out the Christmas tidlitirs. .v.,v,.,.... .....,t,,......2..llrcninopi wide, W"1 XJ was tne ueginning oi ijowena s eyes had filled with tears. "Mary," And he reads and he gets to remembering, prayer meeting m ''And all iht 'fart linen the latcTi?oll tgc little ones, we arc JnjB? for, UiinJsjtc too! Sfc "All right, but do lie careful," urged f , ' ' .,f 1 lln'nn ilintier so tltrit we shallTbc charity work, and though she is now a she saidj "I don't know whether you ' co ide. j Poor old bachelor! sent thnl Invitation or not, but I'm go- ,! r. ,, ,,,.,. ,.r .,,'. Lucllia. ."And, Tom," she continued, nl ' .uid young for my'lh b and dreamt i" ,,,.,.. trrown-uBoth vountr woman, there has .wc" & hnd qultL a pretty iinsrtcm. , I that she Ing to try to believe Mint you did, and I Ho walks througharethe streets nnd sees earnestly, "please go to the meeting '6hefiir.lijiluin. nMjrilPio.nie man 'never passed a Christmas-evgreen, . But now belief In Santa Claus hnd nil gone wreaths that " ,hns not gathered together a little want you and Joseph to erme to our lie hears happy voices, and knows what this afternoon; no good will ,qver " shlnrtherThoIdlii'gllcrb'cnujIlhnrtvrnp. out of fashion. nnd bring house to dinner come of shirking your duty." they mean, .. I "Such n pr'ettyM))etlireP,?thnt8was 'group of poor children whom she those of the family who accepted your "And when I cried that I could prove 'twits Poor old bachelor! "I will: You're an angel, Lucllia, and makes happy. Detroit Free Press. . - - J didn't yotuthinkfKoVj J'hi? tree, the all n wicked lie, ., (ThechurchibeirsarerlnglhB "Rejolee.'ye!" far too good for me."u With these invitation with you." ,Thoy dnly ShruRgid their shoulders and child j'en. Uefd6gnirdWen Unify) dtb t thf y ay; "Amanda," returned Mrs. Joseph The choirs are. singing he trudges away. words Tom started qfl in another, di.1 5 said I'd better try; , hot- "smiling, .Irish fact nddcfljftb the REFLECTIONS OF CHRISTMAS. v v I nover will believe It, I know It can't be Lawton, "I did f.end that invitation and And sits dowa alone, at the closo of the rection." piclure. I donjt, thjnlc we negjectcd ' truel " ir Time for Mornl this morning I,put down my foolfsh LueMll.i walked home in a reverie. B ... ""For If I've never seen him. say, aunt!, nnvflijtig, do youdeur, for thechild's The ' Honklnd la Sorely Slotvlr otd bachelor! pride and made up my ml nil to go once She was, wondering why, when all she " Ch'rlt,?ti;asV" haven't ou?" more nt)d ask you to believe me. I Tho hair that falls over his temples Is and Tom wanted was ,to marry and AdvanaliiBT. "No, mv dearest, and If she ismbt n Ah, yes. my little questioner, qulto often white, couldn't ejijoy Christnfas with the fam- be happy, they must both' be made In my dreams, - w ' owqfuuU. old happy little puss Tn ?pte qf the pcrslste.nt sounding ily divided up. I want to come to Long long Foorlooks bachelor! gloom petty quarrel. ' kjsow-- JI Though when I wake 1 only so tho coldf out at the he of miserable because of a Sometimes ftf th(, note of pessimism, the dis- - me "Oil, I don't Thc trouble had come about inthis1 white, ctlll moonbeams; tho' night, like f.uch n. forlorn jernj ovIrtpTlPP eye sees Doling I often think I hfar,tha sound ot think klic- Mrs. Jame's Lawton laughed nervous way. A good deal of rivalry had alPoor old bachelor! ' horn an. .hoof, child H'ometinies," answered tkcjmolh, fo",. the belief, .that the 'gospel &L350fr of ly. "I would," she said, "but you gava On a table beside him an old picture lies , ways, existed between the two heads waking llr.cfflthe elmreoiboUBhs And he some er as thqy urovc nwaj. , , ? ft peace on earth and good will toward the dinner last year, so It's my turn That heart,took fromsighs. place hear his of the Lawton fnmlly because, being tapptng roof.' A Z3" ' urd he Kowena was indeed forlorn, sitting, men Jm conqu'ornp; the minds nnd now." And something like tears seem to gleam twins, neither brother, and .But have ot1i:r reasons thanjthose'tilaln In his eyes-P- oor there alone, Though wiui uerioK ami b lcnrtH of civilized humanity. Christ-- j tt "Very yell." answered her com- neither brother's wife, could to eye ati'd ear old bachelor! n t n l.nll UU it, r.tmc. uwy UllbU ...... n...l If t l Jitf enV 11 bonst supremacy. The household of 1,.1I11U11, "It ."llUii ln JUll lio t'AII Ol. J For truitlnt; In the story that we hold so great llgme(iciirn.iimi-- irraijnuuw ,ms ..ll.Vi9 1...4 nnn.. i ;tt&, .,1111 If l -- 6. E. Klser, in Chicago Dally Horald.' cr nnpp.t 1...1 I must hurry home and send Tom think she might tie rlln occasion for moral trur ur.d dear; Lawton, LucillaVs James father, Z nover fliall outgrow It, nor lose my faith, "I vlll brfng youivdinmrjnjierctcl illul for n rcvlCw of tho work done to tell the family of our change of claimed prestige by reason of greatej: ' brfchuio . vim. miss, anc yoi5Min,nac it on mis Uy (oiling, weak, inconsistent, erring plan1. Whj, here he comes now." wealth, that of Joseph Lawton, Tom's" The world v.1ll never get beyond a need of ' Tom was indeed doming from the brings beset nod silrrounded with adopted father, on account of social little talile." saui biuy.' i , Banta Claus,' "Will youtlny with me tins evening, temptations. Moore, In Youth's Companion. Do we follow In our direction of the town on a most unposition. ' i you some dally lives and social, political and dignified run. When he caught, sight Snllv. nfotise? 1 The James Lawtons-- at hough, emilovely stories," added Howena ns'Bhe imiUfitriiil activities the sublime, per of h's- mother and aunt he stopped in, nently respectable, and well thought of By INA BREVOORT ROBERTS. saw the girl ho.ltnlc. fuyt ereedr.unimed up In the golden astonishment. by everybody, were not "in society." TJey had, in fact, always professed "Welh this Is a day of surprises," Iow the trum was, iiicpervnniH mm.-- ruI,. 0f (i,rstian ethics' themselves as not desiring to lie. but Nono will hnve the hardihood to he cxel.iimed, and a? he spoke Tom lilnnned ipiitc a party for mut evening, Lucilln and Tom stood nt the out- when Mrs. and Snllv'H beat younir man was com assent that we are true to the reli- wncd a dusty envelope in the alv tri; Joseph Law Inn announced "Ing. and yet she could not lrae tills gious and mornl truths we, profess, tlm hantly. "If- - the !of invitation," skirts of - the town looking disconso- the engagement of her datighter'Ger-trud- e By KATRINA KLAUSEN. lately off- toward the fro.en ruer, brightest social to one of litlle lr.dy nlojjpMf Au- - wunttd her. rays the Chicago Post, but are we he cried. "You know "thy began tear- where a ikpting carnival was in prog lights of the town,the James Lawton' What wakshc to di? Mr. , ,... at Jenst moving toward the ideal? ing down the old town hall in Mon. I .. ..a. ....II I.. '....I. .1 once decided in her secret heart" There was nothing wnntlng. The "Well, miss, I'll be rnmin' up every No, query Is more timely, more vitul, day, 'and this morr.ir,? they reached post ofllce was. river but iom's gaze btoppH at her. that t)e big library wore a festive now and then will that do?" beautiful j!,,.,,,,,,, ,)e nn ailBpf the corner where the more .solemn, lint a air, as indeed it should. V:im It not When they ripped up the floor thry which was scarcely any wonder, for- cious occasion for Lpcilla to make her, "Oh, yet., thai will d".'" said theeliild. view" of society will suggest a .posi Lucllia prett;, i.he was sleni i!v,.,.,inio cn!t,. ' " Christmas eve and was tlieie not a "Sally, don't you think it was n kind tive answer. We arc ndvancing,- - found this ur.i'er It. Wh?1i I went to der and with line: ?L'. to the or thntp invitations the post oflioe bow- window-stooThe wedding day approached nnd n child in the house.? In the cd for mother to gm thou !i nlnlvlv nnd with nniliv a full. mail complex- -' large number of invitations "were' the tree. Surely no r.pense had Il.aii asylum for me 7" she hsked as occniinnnl ,.,'actI(jns and even sins was o'ovt'd. K) I slipped thr.n through chiseled features, u rose-leion and a quantity yellow hair. sent out from the hniuUnme house on been spared to make it luiiiitlful, and the girl was serving her dinner. uftulinit the' light. Mankind Is cer- - the slot in the door. There was the It was Tom who broke the silence. the h'll, but none came addressed to Instead of being lighuil In the "Sure," answerdd Sally, anil twns tninlv heconiing kinder, more merei- - tiniest eraelv between the rill and the "Do aaktd, iii .i hope- - "Mr. Jnmrs Lawton and family." jou suppoEiV'-hway witli litlleJinbyeawiles me heard her say she wisht it'd bin 50 fill and more sympathetic. There is floor ami ihif envelope slipped. through less sort of ton?, "that it would do any which drip on tlilngu nail iiaie to be win she heard Mrs.' Esmond Oray hud more good will and sincere devotion that spr.--p a"d lay on-- benm." That gentleman's, wife held her head good if I ignored this foolish quarrel high, and to the other members of the Ai he fn'shrd speaking Tom handvatvlicit, It,was giireoiislj. liluiniunt give more.", to peace and brotherhood than at nd went to your father like a man family, whd had ail been bidden to the ed the invitntion to his. aunt. "It's a fd with true ehetrie Uplift A .peciill i ''Sa'llv. illd yon'cver sec any of thoso any former period. lit tl" late," he said, "hut 'better late and asked him for jou?" nuptials, she declared hemelf indif-- man lujd bpeithere;thatfit'.jili)it!g'to,je!orpn,nng7 Our age has been described as one Lucilla looked at him with horror "i ferent to the slight They, not liking. fix the wire, and anothcrhi.il come to I did. miss. There's little j of questioning, searching of hear.ts tin-- ' never.' " "That "Miry," cried Mrs. Lawton, "can stricken eyes. "That' would be the to become involved fn a matter so del decorate tJityjJjVk0 Ku"Katie?iihf()firiOn;'anTor.phnn. ttuidk it's decline of mure dogma and the enyou ever forgive me for doubting your most foolish thing you could do," she icate, said as little as possible about Ann nil lor one 0ftCn I look In on the lamb." thronement of reason and science. said, eiuphatlcallj. 'Tather would or- it to her, and nothing nt all in thei ' littlegirl only ten j ears old. hue felt Hut the ethical elements of religion word?" Koweiin sat thinking, t "Irdeed, can," returned the other, der you out of the house, and, worse othiy house. she tat, ciirlnj very.tm.ill and cin;er.aB yQ a(n-- eatin' fit for a bird, miss," nnd tliev nre the essential, the still, he would makeme promise not up in n,j'refii.JentijJEhuIrt wntuhing "remonstrated tl?e girl. When the wedding day came, Gerabiding olements-'-ha- ve never beeii t "beiuse(T know that if I had been to speak to you again." ( Sally. more firmly rooted and more pro- - Wj our plncoT shouhl hftvc felt just trude, who was in" her room being the ,niafi put (thgr nuishlngtmtehes 'to f'm thinking about them, 1 won't run any risk of that," "Well, her Christmas tree. dressed in the white gown nnd the Do you think they hnve a Christmas fonndly reeogpicd than now. That nsyew did." t s a)1 r,Pht- ow," sighed was Tom's decision. "Do you think filmy white veil a woman wear's but "Well,, miss, I suppoiie Snnta Claus tree?', a (rust, to be administered wealth is chance of their mak- once in her life, sent downstairs for' "'ton, emitentedly. and there's the least will tc alou'after awhile with hitb'ag Hurtno.'misi, they mnybnve, but for the gel,en.rgood, is no longer j f"'- Tn'cs ing.! t up?" he ndded, her .girl cousins. of presents, lou Should runaway anil the3. rr.obtly heeds close. JT?. the Utojilnri suggestion of-- few. buM ,'L V'1" nirkfjn.nvM'hiriprLkrp'.v how "No, I do not," Lucilla answered. "I ,lrnAti,.,. giye him a chance." said 'he. coming ,j0 They Hocked into the room, a fresh", . ........ ealllii' it, .fundVtHe'iu ,1)1 ,.,. n j and ,...,......-'fftHvn fepm the ladder. liw... bevy, all eager for a tffs to lniy pnL.h wan.r.OJnt'tliW to eor, Public ritihiionf enforces 'tho 'higher,' lUV'lt H?. iJ..'t..HHlJua'lu"lJ 1,,,cn had hopes until Christmas drew near. Always as long as my father can re- glimpse of the bride. "Where is Lunnd tell Lucllia " "Thera Isn't any Santa Claus. I'm "ti' eaek'"of them poorJlRmlis ijvan Ilio moriil .'duties Of wealth with even whole Lawton family has cllia?" asked Gertrude, after they had seen; member the Hut Ton was nowhere to be too filg tobellceln hrm, and my pres - "prjamt npie.ee. . ThaVVvRat the gi cater' rjgor, than t1ie,tifate. 'does the eaten Christmas dinner together. No kissed her. For a moment there was he had alrfndv gone to tell Lucllia. ents,are nil piled up on the hall seat. Q inc." purely, legal "obligations "'attncliing matter how much unpleasantness- or auawkward "pause, and Jhen by deYouAntiy luivo ncen them there nre ' "Oh. do vou know the matron?'? tlieretoT The rich innn is,- indeed, Washington Home .Magazine. blckeriir' were in the air, all hard feel- - grees the whole thing camqwoiit. i Is, witljou honoj) a tot. , ,r qimcij iiie loriorn utile voice ho fails to, provide) "Yes, an a fine young. person she lugs were put .aside, and for thatone, THE UNSELFISH SPIRIT. caused the man to pr.iiso again as he thcn.V answered 'the jnaldi, urs. .lusejin l.auiun pausvu inner to tlie extent of his enpaeity for the ft family, day. at least, we weiea uni thewas hurrying away n,k.bf vin f, ,ast "Sally, oh, my dcar"Sally, why wantS of the less" fortunate, and in "Weren't they good o.d b,iairb before reioinInB her ' "No Santo Clans? Well, that Is just couldn't we, have Someiof Jliem here to- this country the annual contribuThe Chi'Utmiu Gift Should Carry No sighed 'lorn. "One year the times" brMe.a dinner t i,PII8ll de; nn w,t, as little people believe. You know, night to see my tree?-- exclaimed Kow- tions toward the "maintenance of Thought Qf it Prenent took place In our house, the next in clnwd'thnt James L" a ton's invitation 'iir f, big, can't all think ena, excitedly. people, little or In Return, educational, charitable and other yours. Do ynuremeinuer the .long, had gone with t'le others. "I addressed alike, but my little ones say that every "'Twould niver do, mlss?.What,'lvcr public institutions reach colossal pro- snowy tables, the monster turkeys, It crird Gertrude. .'!ad Tom one is a Santa Claus who gives n gift, . would ye're mlther sayl is true . that .socjety . Do wc need a reminder that the portions. It to be the Christ-Chil,mo11'u?t7crdrtle,-b"eneli., mother. most truly and how impressed we usedaugust atrela- mailed It," added spirit of the or docs u kind deed at Christmas time. "Now, Sally, you knoshe would neons which imposing sight of ail our Lucilla went over all these details never cnresTwhat Ijdo, cencc, but justice ia'nn intellectual aniirateH that'Christniastide not care. Shi tives in their best bibs and tuckers?" In her 'n'.nd .13 she walkvd s'uvvly home Do we to ytiu, miss." ' and we could telephone now and hnve problem to be gradually solved, ' is most lorintrlv unselfish "Indeed I do," and Lucilla sighed along the pleasant street. For herself op-- I of the bestow op the children its best "Does a kind deed," thought the them come rightiO'lT, and she was half whereas the manifestation also. "I did think thnt when Christ- child, closer. way up the stairs with Fritz barking noblest product f evolution, a good portunitleH.whrn we lond them with "mas day came that silly quarrel would she had been quite willing 'o accept her dear Fritz the word of her a'tint and eoi:ins that wW, is a guaranty of the eventual benefits yet impress on them no wish "Mother aLd she gave $25 to the at her heels. but when mothersent inie7l'll triumph of the altruistic ideal. to give preoents in their turn? Is be forgotten,dinner to every mrmbcvof the invitation had been sent-- , but her orphan asylum, for me and I saw-i- i ' "H'n nrit. n cthrolce of the ' sweetness vitations to father and mother took another,, view in the list in the paper 'Mrs. take, miss, sich an Ideel" In great affairs and In small, in there any true the family but your father nd mother of the matter, and after the rvplann-tio- n James for her daugh- l "May I speak to the matron?" 'national and neighborly relations, the in which there is nqt a drop of nnd you, and I learned a i'w days which Mr'. Joseph Ltiwi n e.iiled "Of these things, familiar by ter, Kowena, $25.' 1 wonder if the man Howennvis saying over thc.telephone still, smuil voice of conscience is had ut Christmas- - later that jour mother out, a!t.o sent to give on the dny after the wedding, wouldn't think that a kind deed?" steadily resisting evil impulses nnd frequent repetition, a minute later. , I lost all .invitations, leaving us compelling submission to the moral tide wc may well jtltinlc once more, nope, Things will ue woise than ever was. followed by stony silence on the Fritz was a sympathetic, tiny "Oh., this is Kowena of hcr hostess. the rJvairv be street', nnd wv, or I, wcMid law. And slowly but surely this sub- - writes Margaret E. Sangstcr, in Clu- - after Christmas, for the people who ac- brown dog and he knew that when his of Fifty-firs- t twcen the two i10Useholds became an llttlc.'mistress bqueezed him like that like some of your children to come misslon loses the character of com- - cago Interior. cejit jour mothers invitations will ue around the neck she necde.d him badly, 'and see my troe. It is very pretty, and pulsion nnd becomes spontaneous, inOur American way is to lavish in my mother's bad grages, and the 0nen brench. ,P)lls was ihy when Tom told Lu so he' snuggled up closer nnd put his I have lota of presents, tgo." evitable. This Jb a stimulating re money in our Christmas other way round. Oh, dear," Lucilla cold nose on her cheek. Sure eilougii, to lavish it sometimes without ended, despalringlj', "why can't rela- cilla that he loved her, the young name of flection for the holy and gracious The mntron recognized the couple were obliged to keep thejr enthe tears did come, and this poor little one of the fashionable womenofthe seuson, and n true one. the requirements of individual adapt- tives agree anj better?" ' , gagement n secret. . jrlrllefi sobbed, nnd sobbed,, and Frit ""board.'Jarid.notxunderstandingithat ation. And If wo have not money "They're a jealous, Old Score.' An That pvenlrg after the prayer meetcould do nothing inore to comfort her. it was only the invitation of a child, enough to go rpund a large circle, set," cried Tom, in ing Lucilla and her mother stnrtcd'to" "What would j'bu think;" said Wil-ll- we are compelled, to leave outside She drew in her breath suddenly nnd said she would, with pleasure, send Wishlngton, sinking his voice to a some whom wc might please without wrath, "and after we're married, Lu- walk home under the s'ar.'. They had stopped when she heard some one en lome of the children who were not in romantic Hey, "if I were to offer myI say we shake tjie whole lot, exter the room, nnd looking up, saw Sally great expense, if only we exercised cilla, our fathers and mothers. It's tin; gone but a few steps when Mrs, Law- cd. , cept ton recollected an important some- self as a Christmas gift?? , come to light the lamps. more thrift. A bit of holly, n Clirist4 ti'Sho askedif J20 "I should be tempted, to suspect," mns card, a flower, a letter, a mes- only way we'll ever be able to keep thlnR she hn( forBOtten to say to the "Well, and cry In", nro ye, voKpoor and' I said (thatvould do," said out of hot water." minister's wife and went back Into tho v llttlciamb! .WluTC is troubfin' ye' Rawena,. dancing ab6ul withdelight, answered Miss Cayenne, , "that you sage, a all these cost w"ere Iryltig to get even for that red little,-bu-t ''That would never do," declared Lu- now? The same old story sure; no one while Sally just?stood and looked at how much they mny carry cilia, gently. "We should mfss them church. and yellow polka dot necktie I once of heart warmth, to the friends 'Lucilla," said a voice at the girl's ' to play with? Will, niver mind, child,, her. ' ' too much. In spite of their quarrels' SU0( a,)a gave you." Washington Star. stepped out from the " Henley-Jone- s will' be the children on the edge of things, instead of in "Will, there's wan thing I do know, the world of one another. thev down soon to see your tree and whj', jy. 0 the midst. Kim over the list of ac- Don't think remeniber how good thej siiauow. Dliwit-r- . llnsalnn Cliriutiuii an' that's they must oat!" and away you They had but a moment together, If they ain't here now.!" Kussian families . invariably have a quaintances, and you will discover were to Aunt Knuneline befoie she but the briefest moments arc boons sheV'cnt to prepare for thlo queer Mls.s Margaret Henley-Jone- s and pariy. roasted pig on the Christmas dining that in your church, in your died? She needed so much attention-an- to lovers. Master Duncan Henley-Jone- s were In-- . olTice, in your favorite chariThey Came. Twenty of theiri, with table. It has bt'en "especially raised was so peevish and unrenronnble "Did you go to the meeting?" asked deed there with their gocrucs. bright, expectant faces, and not one of for Christmas day and never weighs ty, somewhere you know a homesick that she could not keep a nurse, and Lucilla. "How do jou do, Howena. Ah, that ' ' them was as embarrassed or shy as more thnn seven or eight pounds. It or a .homeless person who ought to yet her relatives took turns at taking "Yes," answered Tom, "and It's Is your tree, is it? It is very pretty, wns Kowena of Hut the is served with boiled buckwheat or be brought, In to the care of her." lucky I did. Hut for mj; vote the thing i lighted,; but I am afraid our: is aJittle'"delight of "Inning ufn'hos'e children kasehe, as it is called, mixed with your own Christmas. Tom gave a short laugh. "I guess tie and A, taller," said Margaret, as she shook jthere for her tu make happy overcame Uxor, heart and other edible adjuncts These nro dnys when business calls all families are alike," he said. "Well, would have been a had th" chances i are we should have no new town exactly ua shu had seen her e cry thing, and it quid behind to say of the animal. hands so many away from home, that it is 1 wish tiny had deferred this affair hall. As It is, wr are to put up a fine f . possible for ivery by no mqnns j Ut mother dp. , ''little-taller-, 3 which hajl tne best-- time, all those in!, after we were married; It would one. They will beirln to tear'the old' Clcvor Scheme. "Miss laughing children, Kowena, or theVlog. "Do not say a .' household to gather its sons and building down on Monday, as to be Jones I have found out what my daughters in one beautiful group no! 'iiive mattered so much then." Margaret," said the The fun was at its height when Sally a m.oii ".So," agreed LucI'la. "I wonder why ready to break governess, "say 'some taller.' You re- - came In, bearing n trnj heaped with wife is going to give me for Christ- when the holidays return. Hut mas. It's a seal pure. set .yvlth sil- every woman in whom motherhood is hat particular Invitation, of all jou spring open. When shall I ive you y !l member tho rule?" good things She hnd found some Is tome to have ver, for carrying in the hand. It "Yes, but I can't always think," nn-- i regnant may do some sweet tiling ent, ihonld have been the unci itu go again, dear? It hateful in getting away from the kltch-,cWinter Hut it can never be of any for some other mother's boy or girl, astray." As she spoke the girl turntd to skulk about to meet you as though awered Margaret. "Have you very this lafcttlme. Her young man was use to you. our love wits something tobeathamed go. many presents yet?" she asked, turn-- j getting impatient. for the sake of the Child who to of when " Jones No; but the box of cigars brought peace on earth and gord Tom turned also, and the pair btart-e'vlng to llowenn. , , "Pat, now, ye niver would hinder me will that riiave bought for her. At approach of his In the direction of the town, whose 31 in all," answered Rowenn, "I have will to men. She may widen ler i'res and white cupolas were visible aunt this moment theinto the shadow If ye could seo thnt child. I niver saw sent Tom back Transcript. j r leading the way to the hall, 0 Christmas friendships till the circle th lft b ,, t j,nI)Vi an i ,ion't care the bare branches of the again. some dainty boxes and packagcu were jf j i0Be nl0 pncc for It, I'll help this takes In more than kith and kin, and Another llellover,' On the day before Christmas Lucilla, piled. "PaW," said little jpcorgie, "do you as she docs so a blessing shall come trees. party along." who was In the kitchen, superintend"Tom," said Lucilla, turning "Ilnyen't you looked at. them yet? ' And with that, Pat had to be con- believe in signs?" to her own life. v to look at her lover, "are you ing tho preparations of such portions j ' I've seen all of mine. I think it is tent, though this was not his Idea of "Yes," tho ol'd gentlemAir replied, ' of the feast as could be prepared In sure that imitaiun wns mailed?" A Lively UrcUIn, childish to wait and open them all at spending Cliristmns eve. . s ''when your .mother begins to com"Lucilla," replied Tom, solemnly, i'l advance, wns surprised to see her "Your little boy scorns to be full of r of our once." 'Oh, must they go?" said Kowena ns plain about the shnbbinebs dropped it in tho post illee myself; .mother enter the room dresSed for the R.illv ln'rl.Tl nt thin fnnlilnim i f lit.. Mm tli.ilil,. Lliniwl.il .rmrl plnnlfH Wnr he curtains it's a sign that I'll get energy." "Yes; by noon on Christmas day he And that reminds me, I'm tint at a street. i tie lady of 11 years. 'jAnd what are'yeln'g gathered together. ,At last they 'some new ones for n Christmas pres"You need not do the errands thls has broken all his own toys nnd has meeting this afternoon to dlscius'the ent'." Chicago Dally Herald. , were gone, a merry utile troop anu Dutnoniui, AiisRiuargnreiVbiieasKeii. on his little slHter's." Detroit advisability of nutting up a new1 town morning, 'Tmcllla," she wild, "111 go begun "Oh, I nm almost in my teens," bnid not one went empty handed. The room A Scrloua MUtnke'. hall, but I can't say that I'm wildly myself,' Now pot a pencil and paper Free Press. i nc cniui, "anu men, oi course, x snnii l iookcu as tnougn a smau wuiriwinu .IICnmA sn11... ITnilA rivnn ms. -- enthusiastlu one vvajor u other.' If and help me to think what we neid." w.M arr r L' ,w" 'Mbq i,,wi utfn.a-i- t i,uf wiiSnioH. "" I had a home here with jou ih itl- - "I wonder what put iulnto mother's be a cad If.youwereabpy, " Pootl vilKoiiCV a nn animal that has could take a lot of interest In the town, hcad to do the errands on such a busy l.an Teaeher-Nn- me eVCrJ I;Jm,, as won't.- - dp eol' ,turkeii.s all et clnw but 0o we think Is very nice. but as It is if my father disowns me, day." Lucilla said to herself a little r2hr ,.?,?, Tl'whattor will as I am afraid he will. do after Itell later at she batched Mrs. Lawton Voice from the tall of the ehisb- -I vonrrnlth,.r P nn'Mt,s limS to take,.de CJiristmas hhn T mean to marry yon, why, I'll have' through a window. "I wish she had let me go Instead; Imlght have met Tom,,'". o go somewhere else to earn my liv .. ton blur Ttecbrii. ,ad always thinking how he looks and dare to tlilnlr, not? at ill." -j-rr- e': "T"i'i iiwf vtzyrrT'1igv&yafttV'rt,pt",vr,CTA .WHY, How v .r..ttr- -.. .... . sairv5rrrtfcowxTvwvrirss,j'KO'iijf- - 'wh -wm wttM-owawr- e wu iiqnnr.f" ai'varmi'BMwMJiJiiciCBKSBMUifJii i niiMOMiawmn 'r THE REASON , "4 j t , - d - ,,.'...,. -- g fcf.-- - I - - It" whal-flattr- ... y, Wl -- -- STnt-l- a's n .. ' ,. ,- - , -- StocC-'rnkln- j day-P- oor S Jher , s J "a- 1 r on'-th- jconse-quentl- y, ' 1 '1 O . stock-takin- g - TfaeLost Invitation will-rea- , A Christmas Fairy J 7 A T """'""""" af sober-minde- d 'cfnt ; I I was-ver- - girllsh-Joul.lii- g, ,iiii of-o- i -v-i " a i . 5- correoc'-ann-nrttstiir- . ii'Vi1 s 1 i' ' 3 i ..r,-'0- . -- Tliat-inone- s fjir-ist,na- .... n.V.i,w .Tli a ""' ,.,.,. 4 ... rosy-chetke- d , matron-lQldy'tol- d :-- $ - ' ?--' U-- to . toll-chc8.- " lip.,, " ' j m.v.-:flf- ," J d ' hr .1 s 1 hug-glu- . t i Marcus-Crewc- s, self-denia- l? Mnrcus-Crewe- s, N 'i merry-makin- g, back-bitin- g o small-minde- d ( " would-becnough- hand-clas- ' 'r-o- 1 ' I v lius-bnnd- 's , . love-lig- Marcus-Crewc- s. ht k,, - - ( ever-attenti- as-th- . difli-cult- u d Hos-to- n vli-'r- o th.-uiig- , sud-denl- y j par-tlo- .. y ' WhIU iXliwA fl" n2TTlllno& f,r;, .11 Wl ttMft . -- Jo' , ,rfl ) - t nt tMatWg.ji i 1 " ' ' "- ...- - iiiiinnirritirnniil IHiKi.il. awiUmw '' - P -- (' , , 1 !. e 1 sAND THE EAR- ty, all of whic'i are handling conClt:uii': Dopew's l.vt t"i'.7- bruL bi;oreviinhnw-LY SETTLERS OF ROCKsiderable mail in uter. fit won " CASTLE AS GIVEN BY Rockcastle river, the boundary V :i piNrf, We vn ONE OF QUR.OLD' mu!.c P'loi to M'.i lo-e-tMl rime between km'kcAtllt: and Lau y TWimift ""- -' FRrDAY, DKC. 20, I90fl EST ClflZHNSV liileiiiu ui Ip- - vlic-- ' will year tjo my nir wa Abnut 1 rel counties, rum 'tlong a distance u ittlVi lent bu'dt-.- i to ben. i ' W c..min; out vcr' fust, to tioulit nW miles on the of soaie thirty-fiv-e Kentucky having bWff admitted .avbbttle of AyOT's Hair Vlr,or. It Published every Friday &j l nulr viY stoppetl tho WUiTf .Eastern border of the count v. The as a State in the RalaxyNf"'States tapldly, Uitlil liovit EDGAR S. ALDRlOftf.- hjicnrt-irc- r county is traversed by the followin the year 1792, wHich watt" com'is 4i inclies in length.' Mr. 4. AmViIbH r tiBM uoyuaiuuj muiiAviii Vane posed of four counties, viz: Jeffer ing water courses; Routidstone. MMMMMMvWMWMMnMIMMWViaii $I.OO SUBSCRIPTION ONK YKAK son, .Madis0n,-;jnc01and Fay Clear creetc, CmoUcd creek, Brush There's another hunger ette, and in tlje.year 1810. the creek, E.ist Fork, Diy Fork aud titan that of the stomach. Advertising rates made known on You can tnnko yocr county dFRockcastle was organized, West Forks of Stages creek. Negro fctoT m soft Hair hunger, for instance. application end touch Ttlro b taken from portions of Lincoln creek, Copper creek aud Brushy Hungry hafr needs food, Oil. You run and Madison counties, aud is. now creek. The county is considered a It lengthen III needs hair vlgr twlco Ions M It bounded on the north by Madison, very good grain county, and the Thk coming legislature should ordinarily wcmll. that This is why we Bituon the south by Pulaski, on the different kinds of grasses. do 'something to build up eastern A'vpr's HairVis?oral7.'.:vs Kentucky. The best way to do hon. james b. Mccreary west by Lincoln and on the east by minous coal is found, of good thick..restores color and irukcs W,ho ought to be our next Laurel. In ffrn tbe towtf site of ness, in all the North Eastern aud that is to improve- our highways. the hair erow Ion and U. S. Senator. Mt. Vernon waylaid off and a' plot South Eastelrii pWffonifof the coun-tLet the Legislature pass a law to hcavv. 11.ii tu-- i. in , some veirKfifeoil now opened fnaVM AAnpt!Wltrttlff llAT. construct a tu'rnpikc from Crab BKKORE another edition of this made of same,- and- in the sam DM )lk BW. Miul Of forty-fivfI IU. inches in .It.ntwUt j ... a.. par. nTjr bodltd oil, a Orchard to Cumberland Gap by paper is issued Xmas will have year the Court House was built. up, which face5 find Til ono dnlUr wA prepared to ' ' fn thickness and is n .splefrdid quality ib wtftlher. louftlfoitla. JJfti.roni Col. Bennett H. come and gone. convict labor. nrouritujrAitt!Ztrr We have many The location for the site having fi J 80U OTerywfccr j.cAvr.tt Vouug, the brilliant Louisville tliingtf for which Sve should 'rejoice been deeded by Stcphc.11 Bingford ofccal. Rotskjcastle ebtfiity is said In HUtlto' to be in the oil belt. which extends la'wyer, made a speech in the" Good and be exceedingly glad. Mads by STANDARD OIL GO The in 1810, to James Terrell1, John from the oil field's fn Pennsylvania Road convention last siVmmer in year as a Wntile has been a pros- Hill and James McGlure as TrusThere are Which he declared that the above perous one for Rockcastle and her tees of the town of Mt. Vernon, to Beaumont, Texas ANY many surface indications of oil in ptattwas the best and quickest way many enterprises have grown and which contained 23? acres. Stephen the county One well is now going to- help the mountain section of steadily increased. We wish every Langford was one of the first set Kentucky and such a" law would one God's speed, whether you be tiers iu Mt. Vernon, having built clown on the head of Copper creek, HEAD not be m conllict with the present Jew or Gentile, Republican or the house on, now old Main street, which is only nbout three hundred fet-down, struck one constitution. Good roads are the Democrat, Saint or siuner. We all where James Houk lives. The lo- and fift) little pocket of oil, but they are Siha nn of our section of the State have a common interest in the wel- cation of Mt. Vernon was then a and with them will come morality, fare of ouf county and every one wilderness of cane, where "many going on down until they strike a ALL. CASZS OF beeducation and Christianity. With should put his shoulder to the deer and other wild animals in- good flow of oil, which, it is T to be wheel and help build up the busi- habited. The two other oldest lieved they wi'l do, so mote it be. , out them we will coutinue All of the oldest residents of Mt. known as "pistol totcrs and moon- ness interests of our county. There houses built in Mt. Vernon, one of om deaf arc Only tht-- . Vernon have pas ed away and gone bv our ucw invention shiners". The country merchant is entirely loo much political pre- which is the house on the corner to try the realities of another world will then buy all the produce he judice among our people; too much ofold Main and Spring streets, HEAD BOSSES CEASE IMMEBiA'! GAYC : im- except M. J. Miller, J. L. Jopliti, F. A. IVERM'tK. OF can secure.because he can get it to slander among our citizens; too which has since been greatly ntt.Tivohr. Mil., ITr.'. 0. .jflj. M. C. Miller and D. N. Williams. the'railroad where he can ship it to much I'mnl juur ticatmnil, ..'.i i ij...eyou g Grtt . .:- t-...UcliP'clttlrrl.vrurri' t( and not enough proved and is better known as the .. 1... t ki,. .uto t II .nut tliUU-ptojjcttlni; worf, miUI Xlrt tne city. More produce shipped to of Christian charity; not enough of Dr. J. J. Brown house. The other May peace and quietude reign veir ar'o my tijlit car uij '.iulit throughout old Rockcastle, the city menus more goods, wares brotherly love aud kindly feeling House was built upon the corner of for tlircc tnoiiili. witliul Jiiy iece iotiM.UYaniuo. mlenveiitntrcliiiciiUurcalnn-li phvf Irian, nmotij others tin. imt eminent irar pccullil .of thUclly. wlijitoltl would is the prayer ol the writer. atod merchandise shipped from the for each other. only an Jperntion cotild help mt, nnd t.n that only temiwrntlly, that the Let us get closer now Maiu aud Spring streets, and Iheii cae. but the hearlnK in the affected tar would be toilJorcrtT. . city. This means a help to the together, love one another aud was the house iu which Col. R. G. I then saw vour odvcrtUement accldeuially in a Nefr York paper, and I had ued it only a few day acoml nt to your direction, the noltc. After aj farmers who raise the produce; it share each others burden, always Williams lived aud died and who nfter fire week, my liearinc In tint dlteavd ear lta been entirely restored. I thank jn very truly vour. heartily anu ber to reni.i ... WRBMAN, 7308. Broadway, Baltimore, Kelps the country merchant be- forgiving and forgetting. died on the 3rd day of Jan. 1876, Our treatment docn not interfere ufitfoyour tutuul occupation. cause he; by means of good roads, having moved to Mt. Vernon from Examination e!n1 YOU CAN CURE YOURSELF AT HOME at nominal dhrgef It to marketr and helps the If you desire to take a Holiday where Wildie now is in 1846. OHt advice fre fccBNiidflLaaaaaav ' ' trip at reduced prices to sec your This house was burned in the INTERNA'lONAl AURAL CLINIC, 59BU SALLE AVE., CHICAIO, III. gTfcat cities because they can sell and ship more goods to the coun- best gal, the L, & N. will gladly jear 1877. All three of these try stores. It helps the railroads take you; if for months or years houses had port holes in tEeiii iu and causes them to employ more youhnvn't seen your mother and order that the few people of Mt. men; it will help the day laborers father, you; should now take ad Vcruon miijht defend themselve-- j because the farmers will want more Vantage of Aie ofi'e arYd one:third against the attacks of the Indians help to rai&e' more produce. We rate grfen ana see them as it will The following named people were rh'll describe your hope that the legislators will feel cause fheuT to weep tears of joy-- some Of the Early settlers of Mt. iiDiiii . . ... .. aonsatlons when . 1 the vast importance of this great 11 you want 10 restore your ucaim Vernon and Rockcastle county: you reoeiy tha Movement and will unite in an by drinking in the leffcsuing aud Stephen Langford John Hill. IfArmcnta rundo for exhilerating breezes from tire Gulf Frederick Akers,' James Lewis. effort to accomplish this much joa by STRAUHS aud most needed improve- of Mexico, go there in a sleeping Elijah Kirtly, Wm. Bulord, John Ml A BROS., 4Arhorlca'8 aaaaaLB ILaaiaiaaaaCnavlVaVl car over the L. & N.', if perchance, Burdett, Josiah Bull, Uriah Gits-bament.' Leading Tailor," you would like to Visit the wonders Samuel Carson, James Hen Chicago.' Tlieyaro Rhumn Quimn will om today rjf the Mammoth Cave, it will take derson, James McCall, James Kin-caiin vho pay the death penalty for resisting you there. We "Should all witness Henry P. Buford, Thomas T. A. STEWART tailoring busineu. 9 arTest and killing a police officer in the s'fg'h'ts of that historic and ever Tones, James Terrill, William A Rockcastle boy who is doing Their Danville. The verdict' was gener- tnofable place, Fort Thomas, Smith, Hezekiah Farris, Reubiu splendid work at Central Uni- position lias boon fit- pcopte of out only a short distance from Cin ally approved by the Elkin, Absolem Waters, James A. versity, Danville, Ky. tninetlby satisfying .Boyle county triid upon appeal the cinnati; or perhaps it might be well . McClure, Patrick Cherry, John E. (. thoir ountomurs case was amrmea. wueuever nn for you to take in the marvelous Woodyard, Barney Haley, Mason Tltoy nover fail to POLITICS ami POLITICIANS officer goes under authority of law City of St. Louis or peep into the C. Miller, the Dysart and Campbell jik'anc hecnuso llioy to arrest a man that law' under thriving City of Memphis; if so, families, Wm. Fish, Bros. Bennett giinrnntoc 3 n 1 n President Ro( sevelt inherits from which he was directed, to go, add buy you a ticket over the L. & N. and W. P. Hiatt, John Owens liis Uncle a fortune estimated at fiction nntl livo up the public should uphold htm. The Railroad and go. and Wm. Adams. to It. TlioirUllor-in'over $100,000. hanging of Quinh should be a lesHenry P. Buford was the first grarcful, elegnnt, perfect lltthig. 'creates an lmpiossion Pres. Roosevelt in his messon that no one should lesist an 'Collector Craft has appointed County Court Clerk of Rockcastle 'will'wondcr how wc can affnrtl o Hinrgo the low prices re You sage urges upon Congress the im'officer. (David B. Edmiston, 'df Lincolu, quote for it. Call on us aud dec our ym.u luaortiuontof portance of enacting effective legis- couuty. James Terrill was County county his ' Rki'RKSKntativk Taylor, of lation to prevent known anarchists and Circuit Court Clerk from 1830 woolenff. 'contested elecThe Moss-Rhe- a Ohio, has introduced a bill to pen from coming to this country, to to 1850 the writer of this wrote sion Mrs. McKiuley at the rate of deport those who do come, and to 111 the office with James Terrill in tion 'will be argued 'before the Terrill died in May 85 1. 'House Election CominitUc Ja$5,000 a year beginning Sept. 14th, punish those who stay. The sug- 1849-5r 1901, which is the date of the death gestion has already been taken up I was living with him at the time nuary. treaty, for of the late President. The will of by Congress. Senator Vest has of his death. His widow, whose Thc'Hay-Paunecfot- c maiden name was Annie Smith, iQn 'Isthmian canal was ratified by Pres. McKtnley shows that he left introduced a resolution calling upon GO TO- - his widow over $200,000, and with the Senate Judiciary committee to daughter of Gen. William Smith, 'the Senate 'Monday by a vote of 72 110'one (6 spend it save herself. It inquire whether Congress has that died two years after the death of to 6. is the 'ffterest "rot for Congress to right. Postmaster General Smith has The McComas. resolution her husband. Two rood idcodIc. indulge in stich sentimental ap- assumes that Congress has the were they. tendered his resegnation and Henry Dr. Josiah ilopliu, who was C. Payne, of Wiscansin.'Sdected to propriations' affd'suVcly there would right and prdposes16 Hiake assault KY. be imifift more charity iu donating uuon sin 'official with intent to kill 'fib'tiiUSd fcell 'for his skill in the sUcceed Htni. for Eve'rythtugMfa it to some person ifittch more iu punishable with death, such cases ,practice of mediciue, came to Mt. Senator Jones, rolf Arkansas-- inVernon in 1820, from old Virgiuia. troduced a resolution Mdnday ex- t)ry Goods, Clothing, B00U ati'd to be tried in the Federal courts. "need of help. anu General He died iu 1882. tending theHhauks of 'Congress to Merchandiao Admiral Dewey, the hero of Mt. Vernon, the comity seat, was Admiral Schley for his splendid Vr is enough to make strong men weep, children cry and widows Manila, says that Admiral Schley the only town in Rockcastle from victory at Santiago, . BEST GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES. mourn to hear that Generalising is the hero of Santiago, and this is 1810 to the year 1868, when the "" ....L.ILff The Virginia 'Legislature has Bradley, lord of the Kentucky pie all the people care to know. Two Kuoxville branch of the L. & N. :THfe- counter, refused to shake hands members, Beuham and Ramsay, railroad was built through the adopted resolutions nbking their with that knightly prince, John W. of the Court of luquiry have found couuty, then Gum Sulphur, Brod-hea- members iu Congress to take uch AMERICAN steps, as will secure a complete vinY,crtes. But Bradley hurts him- against Rear Admiral Schley, but Maretburg, Pine Hill and (Incorporated.) s . dication of Admiral Schley from self ,vwor!e than he injures Mr. the great Dewey upholds and sus-- Livingston were built up. Brod-heaCAPITAL STOCK .. $25,000 00' attacks on him. Yerkes when he compares the lat- tains the much persecuted man aud and Livingston are towns of the 1 9R.ftfin nrt . t ''.'. W. O. Brdlu .ays he ter to .I'inkerton's .oup that dis- says "thai he was the senior officer considerable busiuess, Brodhead AMOUNT PAID COUPON HOLDERSt..':' 200,000 00 covered 'alir hod 'a'curl iu her tail off Santiago, in absolute command, having a population of some four accepted $1000 to 111 ue eighteen Address all correspondence to' and gfew so proud that she screwed and entitled to the credit due for hundred people and Livingston has or more speeches during the camup he'r'tail so tight that her hind the glorious victory which resulted about eight hundred, including the paign of 1900 but assign rensous in the totiil 'destruction of the railroad men who LEXINGTON, KY. rv: legs couldn't reach the ground. stop there. for so doing, thai the s tci ncv nould Spanish slflps.' Then in 1682, the Kentucky Cen- have been too great, ivilhout any GOOD TERMS TO FIRST CLA'SS AGENTS.7 Tub case of W. E. Singleton, a The rcpublicdna tif 'the House tral extended its road through compensation at nil, sis he was at photographer who lived here sev- made quick work of 'nullifying a Rockcastle, making connection that time engaged in a very importeral jtars ago, agaiustT. J. Carsou, portion of the recent decision of the with the Knoxvllle branch of the ant law-suin Nw York City. wealthy fatmtrof Supreme Court byjamming through L. & N. at the Sinks of Round-ston- e a prominent aud Fayette county, was affirmed by a Philippine tariff bill. in said :ouuty, aud the towns iticr1tnn I f lMirt nf AnncaU of Conway.; Wildie aifd Orlaudo was given a judgment against Maj. L Mf- - Roosevelt seems to Hud the your Housed insured in tho OLD were built up on that railroad. AIL For Infants and Children, Carbon 'for $ 3,000 iu damages for Presidency a long, sweet season of LIABLE New York Underwriters However, Singletou s dinner giving but many of his three of said villages are doing a J ftf Kind YOU HaVI AlwajfS BIgM assault. Agency. prosperous business, and' since - Congressional guests make u6 ' dead aud cau uot enjoy the picasa little 1868 there has been twentv-fiv- e ' 4LX0-- & ??? "" of his victoiy aud the money crct of "Lhc,r preferfeuce-fo- r O . on the side. morc established in the coun- - SupiMwa of lUVryy. GbCCtctW received therebv. CaII at Signal Office, Mt Vernon Signal t MT. VERNON - ru-f- onq incur H 1 fln-iim y fi-- ..1-- ... I n hit-ti- p 111 lt llf-r- oto sv V Af's. EUREKA - y, -- t :- -- 4 i 1 wlth-un- cani-H- !. .t '- -. - t NOISES? 4 ESS OR HA3D HE -1At-Jfr.OR- incu-riV..- - iL H, back-bitin- iu-pre- ... 11. M.I U-x-- 1 -- .f ,.., Love tmt ct First; Sight ; in, dt-bir- eJ Hi -- masters pro-cminc- - 1 -- g chief-deputy- . 0. 1 Cox Bros, Main Street JONAS MCKENZIE MT. VERNON, , ' 'hoes, "5 d, INVESTMENT COMPANY, d JCx-Go- v. HOME OFFICE; it pTiRE U AIIKT CASTOR j?, A Instance; RE-nMV- L se-ur- ea E. S. ALBRIGHT. AGENT. office-givin- g post-office- s Mr)fernon,.Ky.. T ' ' j ( T "4m. f- l- r jur nrnrf-- w 'r'jj-oj- y . .,-- y George McCarthy, of Livingston, - FOft SA1.K. I have for sale one' is the happiest man we know of, a iirst class Calngraph typewriter, a fine boy having arrived at his hoine number one Mandolin and a lot of j J.wMt. Vijrkow. Kv.. Dkc. 20. 1901, yesterday. good Christmas turkeys. Bargains. ' ,.,. aMHraWHplti?5VvEiLiiM Miss May Sowder, of Rockcastle W. F. McClary. county-- , was a visitor of Mrs. Dan William Tyree's family, residing Wobdvtard" this week. Mountain ' on farm of Allen Lewis, are ChristDemocrat. , ft.ian Scientists, the only oues we ' ' V Meshac Gentry will move to town, I & nahvilvk n. n. 00. louuvuic know of in the county except pos. .' the first of the year and go into sibly the family of Yobe Yonce TIME the house now occupied by Mrs.. near Brodhead. Emma Fish. ?4 north 11.05 a m Going at Cost. This is the 26 north 1:12 am Mr. Francis Bordes who has been place to get your hats aim ribbons 33 south 2:00 pm iu Illinois for the past eighteen for Christmas, Hats at cost and . 25 South.; 1:48am months has return to Rockcastle ribbons at reduced prices. They IAS. Landrum, Agent. his former home. must go in order to get ready for Misses Bessie Miller and Georgia my Spring Opening. ttri4tlbt Mt Vtrv, By., Creed will leave Monday for Mrs. Ella Baker. bUkIh mill matter Ala., the home of the latter, Closed The public school, DR. M. PENNINGTON to spend Christmas. MASONIC which was taught by S N. Davis Ashland LuiIk Mo. 640 moeli 2nd Satur-OaOue of Rockcastle's leading phyMr. Allen Hiatt is contemplating 10 A u, and Miss Emma Pennington closed sicians. VERNON It A. CHAPTER, No. moving to town, so as to be con , TlfW',1. M8il every FOURTH MONDAY This is the second venient to the College. We trust Wednesday. tu p.m. Fire The Jail came near being year it has been under the same Mr. Hiatt will see no reason to management and each year has been destroyed by fire about 8 o'clock toCHURCHES. change his mind. night. The upper compartment Chmllon lloldi ittnrioe lit A 8r I Qundaj a success. was occupied by a woman, who is Miss Daisy Richards, an attractive ttllcm. and at 6:30 j). a. after-Married. Miss Susie Estes left the only prisoner at this time. She lady, of Warsaw, Ky., Presbytfirltn lloldi icrvlees on the 2nd young nan just mult a nrc, set a lamp on pleasant stay of one week with last night for Cincinnati whew she the floor near the stove, and stepped ud 4th (Sunday, morning and evening. Baptist Church Services on the Second relatives here, left Wednesday for joiued Mr. Edgar Record, of Niagara out into one of the adjoining rooms, Saturday night and Sunday. Sunday Louisville, where she will spend a Falls, and were made one. This is the door being left open, returning 3hoolat 9am every Sunday. Prayer few days before returning home. the young Indian who was here a in a lew moments she found the Meeting on Tuesday nights. short time ago with the great Rol lamp had' exploded and one whole " J, .: "J Mrs. Emma Fish will leave for end of the building was in a blaze. and Bright Star show. PERSONALS. Fountain Head, Tenn. to spend the ling-BeShe at once informed Jailer Griffin, Winter as soon as her little daught Good Opeicers. Sheriff Henry who gave the alarm and the bucket R. L. McFerron was in Louis- er, Marcarete, recovers sumcientiy Catron. T. T. Wood andT.T. Nice brigade was soon in action. For to make the trip, and in the Spring ly, deputies, are rapidly winding some time it looked as though there villc yesterday. was but little chance to save it, Charley Lyons is here this week, will go to Jellico to live With her up the business of sheriff, as they and it was only by the son, Minor. and splendid work of 'every taking up lumber. retire from office on the 1st. Mon day in January. Kockcastle never body that it was saved. Damages Miss Sallie Dickerson closed her LOCALS light. No insurance. had three better officers than these school- Friday laat. o men have made. Mr. D. N. Williams has been on BRODHEAD Jeff Lovell has moved to the farm o he recently bought near Pine Hill. the sick list this week. Record Breaker. The presDr. Cole, dentist, is at the Frith daughters are There will be work in Royal ent cold snap has beea'a record Mrs. Sympsou and Kentucky. Sunday, hotel. inltowu shopping today. Arch degree in chapter here Mon- breaker in when the mercury Jtood 10 degrees Mr. R. L. Collier was in LouisMr. G. W. Geutiy reports the day. below tfero, wasfie coldest Decern1 ville this week. The Burning Springs telephone ick at his house improved. Mr. C. S. Kiesling was in Stanline is working"1" from London to ber day evepknown inythe State. Miss Annie Eavc left Wednes' In other states especiallys.the Wes- ford, Sturday last. McWhorrer.day for her home in Corbin. tern States much damage wssdone. F. L. Thomyson was with our Buck iBall',, died Saturday night G. A. Morgan the clever" wool after, intense suffering' from being Meeting. Mr. Fred Hahn was merchants Tuesday. agent was in town Monday.. impaled upon a fence. here yesterday and told us that a The Rev. Hntchings is spendMiss Jalia Colyer left Saturday The Fiscal court met this week, great revival was being conducted ing this week in Brodhead. for Alton Ky., their new home. made settlement with the sheriff at Freedom church by the Rev. Mrs, C. .H. Frith veut to SUn: , Mrs.. Nannie C. Albright was and allowed a number of claims.,.George Snittlf, of Ulaski" tlounty, ford, Saturday to visit relatives. reiy sick a few days this week'. The ol'dcst and biggest umbrella, Up-tlast ufght there bad b,een 33 Mr W. H. Pettus, the night agent, Miss Nell Hackney, of London, second cousin to Barnums circus additions. 22 making confessions. has been very sick for several days. tent, is owned by Willis Griffin of is the guest of Mrs. W. J. Sparks. The baptizing will take place tothis place. Mrs. D. R. Totren, of Indiana, in Pitts--bur- g Mr. Ghas. Forrester was morrow near the cliUrch. is vjsiting her daughter, Ms. J B. DaAD. S. T. Bryant, a brother Monday on importantbusiness, Dead. Mr. J. L. Ramsey died Farmer. of Adam, Dave and Craig Bryant, Tom Stewart is home from Cen- died Wednesday uight of a general Thursday morning about 8 o'clock. Misses Lida and Bcrda Hilteu tral University spending the complication of diseases. His death was due to abcess of the were iu Crab Orchard, shopping The Elks of Louisville will give liver. He leaves an infant, by his Tuesday. ' Miss Iola Hansel left Monday for a Christmas tree, which will be the last wife who survives him, and two Miss Helen Thrmond will leave Bedford, Ind., to be gone several citys biggest charity event. daughters, Mrs. Ella Baker and tomorroAv for Lancaster, to spend weeks. Acquitted. Jim, Joe and Lee Mrs. Arthur Coffey, by his first Christmas. honorable and Rev. Hartsfield will preach at the Norton were tried Wednesday on a wife. He was an Miss Louella Jarrett left Tuesday of shooting and wounding upright citizen and a consistant Christian church Sunday and Sun- charge night for Virginia, to be gone Jitri Arnold last September, and christian. several weeks. day night. were acquitted. Mrs. E. B. Newland will spend B. Farris who lives near Brodand J. Victor Tate, clerk for Houk A steady young man who wishes head bought from H. L. Rice, of Xmas with her mother, Mrs. Hen very Adams, was taken suddenly to learn telephone line work etc is North Carolina, one fine span of derson, at Lowell, Ky. sick yesterday. wanted by a central Kentucky Rev. Noel, of Stanford, began a Judge P. D. Colyer made his final company apply to Telephone Ex- mules and wagon about the first of series ot meetings at tue Baptist Oct. Yesterday Mr. Farris discov- church Saturday night. departure for his new home in Al- change Mt. Vernon. on Mr. R. H. Batson was over from ton, yesterday. Appointed. Judge R. G. Wil- ered that there was a mortgage the team and had to surrender Lancaster Saturday to see our Mrs. Lawrence Rose and Miss liams has appointed Mr. J. J. Wood. them. He is now looking for Rice beautiful Miss Berda Hilton. Effie Meadows were up frohi Liv- Supervisor of Roads for the ist. and would like very much to "see Rev. Livingston will filr his magisterial district, for the year ingston yesterday. regular appointment in the Chrishim. W. B. Whitehead resigned. tian church, Sunday and Sunday Mr. Fritz Krueger returned Sat- 1902, Waived Examinaton. The night. Southern Presbyterians have inurday uight from Louisville greatly case against John and WiHiam creased since 1879 in ministers 42 Mr. aud Mrs. G. T. Dunn, of improved in health. Hysinger charged with shooting Texas, will arrive Sunday to visit centpin churches 59 per cent; Mrs., Fred Halm will leave Sun- - per Millard Bethurum election day, was his parents, Mr. and Mrs Josh to coramunecants 95 per cent., Ar- called again Wednesday for the Dunn. day night for ftrt Wayne, Ind., kansas leads all states in increase. " visit her daughter. third time, and the Commonwelth Prof. Chandler, of Pittsburg, is Acquitted. Rev. Oliver M. again announced not ready, on ac- in town tins week, rrotessor is Mr and Mrs. W. M. Owens, of Livingston, vere in town this Wallen was tried in Pulaski last count ofUie inability of Bethurum always a welcome visitor here and Tuesday dji the charge of assault- to testify, when the defendants has many warm friends. morning, shopping. e Co. are taking ing one of his pupils and was waived the right of examination Dr. Davis says his little an invoice of their stock of goods promptly, acquitted. Judge R. G. before the Grand Jury. Euinia Davis, is very this week, and getting in readiness Willianis was his attorney. with pneumonia. sick Our Advertisers. Craig & for starting in business the first of AppiRMitn. The Court of Ap- Hocker, Geo. Penny, H. J. Mc- - the year on a larger scale than evdr before. Busy Mart Jones, our hustling peals has affirmed the life sentence Mueller, of The school will close today for Conway correspondent, was in town of John and Charles ShotwelI con- Roberts and W. H. Stanford know the value of printers tho Holidays, there being eight on business. yesterday : victed in the Whitley county Cir- ink and will profit thereby. When more days of the term. Mr. Bore,,-in- g Liviugston, cuit Court for participating in the Mrs. James Taylor, of and Miss Thurmond are splendur people go from Rockcastle to is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. deadly riot at Corbfn some months Stanford shopping they should did teachers and have given good satisfaction. ago. Marshall Owens, of Maretburg. bear in mind the above Pittsburg Wm. Brudley went to The Collegiate Institute closes merchants J. C. Hocker & Co., A Woman's Awpui. Peril. Monday to the burial of his mother for thE,Holidays. The term druggists of Liviugston, are pros- "There is only one chance to tybo dropped dead there that day. has been one of the most successful penug and ever noerai witn news-- save your life and that is through Atfys. C. C. Williams and John ever held in the school. The en- oaoers. There&re J. Thos. Cherry an operation" were the startling W. Brown attended the Elk's rollment lias exceeded all previous and Frith & Dunn, of Brodhead, words heard by Mrs. I. B. Hunt of years, for the first term. The work who always deligHt in waiting on a Lime Ridge, Wis,, from her doctor Minstrel iu Richmond last night. done has be'ei3iltjsfactory in every customer and have made them- after he had vainly tried to cure J. M. Wallcn, who has recently respect. ThVtyusic department is selves famous as merchants.--- R. P. her of a frightful case of stomach opened up a stock of general mer- well up in i'tsxork notwithstanding Pike takes pleasure in sellingvjrbtt trouble and yellow jaundice. Gall chandise at Wabd, was here Mon- -' Prof. Ewert vvas; djsapponted at the fresh groceries Mr. U. G. Bdker, stones had formed aud she constantday and left us a nice order for job It of this place, has an immense (trade ly grew worse. Then she began to opening iu securing a teacher work. is a good thing, for4 our town that and knows exactly how to handle Use Electric Bitters which wholly Miss" Georgia McFerron spent we have suchfl school managed by it. Two nicer young men. :ould cured her. It's a wonderful StomTuesday night with relatives here such competent ins't'rtictors. The not be found than E. B. a)id ob.t, ach, Liver and Kidney remedy. ' and left Wednesday afternoon for second term which will begin,, the Cox, Who are just opposite, he Cures Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetste. ' 'Livingston to visit her sister, Mrs. first Monday ir..Ja,n. promises to be Courthouse and you ivill find them Try it. Only 50 cts. Guaranteed,, Vox sale by all Druggists. ever ready to sell yon j'oncV' . W. J. Childress, better than 'ever CMt; , r f..iiiiintii.'fuaH)ii im Vernon Signal m OHH 1 - . "t.. j HOUK & ADAMS. Mt. Vernon, Ky HEADQUARTERS HOUK&ADAM&f For St. Nicholas. Livingston, Kv. HOU K & ADAMS, wt , gCHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS!' I S a time when children aro made happy if you will visit our store and select nice presents for yonr little I tots. A small outlay will insure the litt'e boys and girls, and grown up boys and girls A MERRY CHRISM AS j tabu;. , AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. Ptit-B- c Bes-me- r, y, a-- W-ME- CTS ZBQlJTKTT.ZL-JirrtVr- pleased to you through his nice display of all kind of Holiday Goods, such as TOYS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. DOL,LS-"Prctt- y SANTA CLAUS wm be show faces and beautiful forms, and 'little a colored doJIs for the girls, and pleasing Toys that every boy should have for Christmas. They are tjj.o" pick of Santa's pack, and all must go' by tho end of H the Holiday's. is the place to get all the fine stick and mixed candies, fire works, etc". v.; not only have Holiday Houk: & Goods in stock at both their stores, but groceries and general merchandise selected for the Holiday trade. Cdme and get the pick of our big stock t7 Phone No. 25. Ring 3 j;m - U S ED PU ! ar - cool-headi-ne- ss Houk & Adama - Then Adama 1 1 :.?- CHAS. C. DAVIS (successor to Thbo Wesley,) Kr .& ) - The Place to Obtain , 1 Fresh Drugs; ALSO r ' .. . - . o . Patent Medicines of all Kinds, Perfumery, Stationery, Toilet Articles, CIGARS AND. TOBACCO, Paints and Oils, hours, day or night. holi-day- s. PRESCRIPTIONS carefully Compounded at all ' , vl today. COME tomor row. COME any time But for your own hv terest, be sure to come. DON'T BUY FROM US until you've looked around, if you prefer it that way, but fin any event don't fail to see US before you UUJ. C. H. FRITH ItWiUFayU.2 cop -- BRODHEAD, KENTUCKY. S3; Run ftfW Theml Low Prices and High Qualities, lit CORRECTKD EACH WKBr Bv We will save You Time and Money Can goods, 2 lb Rolled Oats Sc 8c J J Big Bargains in CLOTHING, SHOES, HATS, DRY GOODS, AND NOTIONS. Martin-Prothero- gran-daUght- -- Flour Plain Family, $3op Granulated Sugar, i6Jlts $1.00 Light Brown Sugar, 17 lbs $i.oo Syrups per gallon, joe ,7 Cakesf D. Boone Soap, 10c Coal Oil best per gallon, 18c 'Calico bestiGrades, BETTER GOODS 5c AT LOWER PRICES) PAY HIGHEST price COUNTRY PRO THAN YOU CAN DUCE. GET ELSEWHERE C. H. FRITH. Arbuckles Coffee, iaMc Lion Coffee. ;' XXXX Coffee, J34c Good Green Coffee 10c to Hour N. S. per bbl, $4.40 Flour Mt. Belle, 4,oo - iac i2p WILLputUon top by Selling U at the bottom. tt?l -- .J WILL 11 1 : y.i !W Ml up-to-da- te tb-aa- y I 1 'CANT Afford TO Paint." is economy, and the fact is he 11 : HOW often you require to paint is largely dependent ' upon the paint you use. THE man who says that, forgets that painting properly done can't afford NOT to paint. They are the most economical paints you can use, out last others. because they cover most and wear longest. Add tonhis their good appearance, aud you have perfect paints THE SHERMAN-WILLIAM- S '; The Sherman- - Williams paints PAINTS. , ?y . 1 'j A . l ' They are made for many different kinds of painting. Whatever it is you want to paint a,l)ousV, or anything in or out of the house we make the right paint for that particular purpose not one slapdash mixture for all. JBSrSOLD BY ' Wr C. H. FRITH' BRODHEAD. KY. .'r Vi 1? tfi 1 KIT. ORLANDO lfy 1ERNOM 2IBN1L, Mt Vernon, Kentucky. Doxx? inner 20, iooi. :vwiv. tv.nvifc'rf-aM- - 'fcw rnctflnTjajB atttrjrtfli-vTaifnty- CONWAY Mr. Dave Chenault was in y. Rich-imond.la- iwuim a To Poison? 0 lr I ; 1' J. Sunday. U vi ; James Grant's house burned near John Helton was in Berea Sun-lda1, . liere last Suuday.,uight.-I ;W.--T. Woodall ha.s-- job, with a V. A. Wood was in Wildie Stin-dal bl III nli ,'Ttw vitfrvi spoke firm, and is out every day, TufflfyTfrn aeij.' raj.u or shine. . v High water shut off traffic here Moses Nave and Len Bryatit To Saturday. m were out from Nicholasville last MH Ml ! pH- IH Dr. Childress was up from Livweek ou a hunt. ingston Sunday. Dr: Elmer Northcutt and Wil-lar- d S. N. Davis was here doing some Davis, were out from, Valley surveying last week. I ! View last Saturday. ran Mr. David Martin was in Cbrbin J. J. Wren, G. L. Wren aud your CAPT. B. N. ROLLER, last week on business. correspondent attended the Soper Master of Trains. A. J. Baker hai moved to his Capt. Roller was burn in Marion heirs sale on the nth.. new house south of town. have used .all j county, Ky., Nov. 18, 1858. His E. Joues and Geo!. McClintock Frank Ball is rapidly recovering early life vrasspenVJon a farm in were out from Paris first of last sorts of cousih reme-- 1. from an attack of pneumonia. Kentucky and Indiana; began 'rail- week taking a hunt. I dies Dut it does not James Proctor is preparing to roading in May 1880 as a freight Prof. T. T. Simmons has just re. move to Mason county in a week or I yields it is too deep brakeman on the Louisville Divis- turned from Florida with his sister, 'two. ion of the L. & N.; was promoted to attend school at Berea. It may wear j seated. Forest Turpi n will shortly leave to freight conductor Feb. 14, 1883 M.L. Kelton says that it is a for Texas to make his home in and to Passenger Conductor June itself out in time, but little cold just now but he is just as the future. 16,' 1889, running between Louiswarm a democrat as ever. j it is more liable to j Fidel Robinson, who was reccnt- - ville and Nashville, and on April P. T. McGuire has gone to dsfo.2ki pV . ly shot from ambush, is able to be 10, 1893, was promoted to Master Pl2S3i im la grippe, 1 Goochland to spend the winter and of Trains on the Kuoxville Division out again. J pneumonia or a seri-- 1 help his aged father keep fires and Miss Effa and Master Jack Las--- of the L. & N., which position he care for his stock. LIVINGSTON "OLD HICKORY" CHIPS, affection. ous "well, of this place, entered Berea holds today. Capt. Roller is recogMiss Mary Miller, of Richmond, nized as one of the best railroad College Monday. J. F. Cooper was in Mt. Vernon ( liy Our Associate Editor.) You need something-passed through here last Monday .,. will enter a men in Kentucky and stauds high on her way to Orlando, to secure a Tuesday. D. Laswell Those republicans who Jiave been will give Medical College at Louisville some as an official. Ernest Thompson and family have up ngninst the Roosevelt cold blast spring school there. Miss Miller bind the cold wave decidedly troptime in January. moved to Corbin. is an accomplished music teacher. strength and- - build v" ical. ' Turkey shootings has commenced Mrs. J.S. Caoper returned home " Mr. Cliftou Shiflett, of Richmond, '"I thoroughly ajyree with Dewey" body. up from Crab Ore:iartl Sunday. Marksmenship here in earnest. is the mighty chorus that swept formerly of this county, has lost lias proven very bad. Dr. Calloway has been ou the across the country with the sound all of his family one of eight but '". "") ItXffif 'TEX of thunder. Ove Evans has returned from i three. He lost his wife last Sun- sick list this week. Richmond and succeeded in bag MM .: Admral Dewey's vindication of i ' day. The old man is in better Mrs. R. A. Sp.trk. returned home ging two pheasants in one day. Schley was by no means the first iin rn irVb'Oi 11 'I health at present than he has been from Richmond, Tuesday. time that he has cut loose from the ! ? A;hjind tiger has been running for many years. Miss Lou Mullius, of Sinks, is Navy Department. , .. 'Kisru-.t- t ... ' vi full tune in this community, but we On the 4th. of this month Rev. visitiug'friends here this week. The country seems to think that think this cold weather will leave 5&w. &W R. L.' Brauaman, who has been effect ou him. a quieting of Richmond, was Rear Admirals Bcnh.imand Ramsay i ;!.---. Tn!.. There is r.p uouot.-- ' Jeff Mitchell, near death's door for several in town, a short time Wednesday. paid entirely .too big aprice to keep i .:: u nourunes, A. imfflffl!SsSm& sgX ' Dead. B. H. Ball, who fell Long in the Cabinet. 1' M.J,V"?::-n.;,months, passed quietly away. A btiildy'np and i .froni a scaffold last Friday mo'rniug, mMMW Dr. J. S. Cooper was in Crab More thau one President of the tftjjffidiediSaturday night from his tri few hours before he died he gave a :FVobidy slro':and l j :,.X Orchard between trnins, Tuesday. U. S. has hoisted the motto, r iuries and was buried Sunday. He nice talk, offered prayer and sang but not one j nt.fT!ijj hot viilyoVfr6w ykF leaves a wife and seven children. a hymn. Robert was a good man Miss Susie Elmore,, of Rowland, is of them ever made it stick. ,:: l!uVaf. . iw Deceased had spent most of his life and the community will greatly visiting Mr and Mrs. ES. Elmore. county and was well known KiCV. A. J. PIKIS Observers of National politics are in the Matt Delph, of Louisville, is her wondering what show Mr. Roosemiss him. fi'nfj.h(tJiSHf.Ksj': If' m 'Mtyl as a quiet, sober and good citizen; An able and eloquent preacher. visiting xelutivcs and his many velt will stand in 1904 if he 'conwas a member of the Baptist church you.' Some may say one thing and k.'lv fe'v; aud will be missed in church and tinues to snub and spit upon the i Land, Stock and Crop ,crl'.itiiy ,'.'-,-' .thisj;: some another, but this is just how friends. social circtes. Elmer-Hayeaud Bill Cummius machine workers of his party. loOii., iyirj'-'iit- t the Thermometer told it ou last Since Andrew Carnegie tried to Monday. M. Cress bought a lot of Sunday night; at 6 o'clock p.'uir returned John invcigTe the U." S; gUvernmeur3i'hW L...H II ,. in J the mercury stood 20 degrees above hogs from D. M. Anderson at 4 a limited partnership of fifty years zero; at 8:30 p. m. it was 4 degrees Mrs. Katie Bailey, of Tunnel with the steel trust his donations cts. Lancaster Record. below zero and at 1 o'clock a. m. Hill, is visiting her sister, Mrs. are suspiciously examined by many. LOUISVILLE. Jonas Weil on Weduesday bought Nearly six thousands deaths in of C. M. Clay 70 1,235 pound cat- Monday morning it registered 10 Geo. McCarthy. & the prison pens in South Africa degrees below zero. After that Miss Willie Tubus returned Charles I.ayson tle at sH cents ST. LOUIS durin Octoqcr and November, nearsold tQ F. Bedford 14 head of 1,475 time it gradually turned warmer. home Wednesday, accompanied by ly half of them children. That is How I came to know, I was out j MiS Qdia Andes, ofAltamont. pound steers at $5 35 per cwt. the way "the most highly civilized firing a few shots at a turkey thief Paris Kentuckian. W. C. Mullius, W. R. Dillion, nation' is making war on the Boers. When the demacratic Senators William Spears, of Bourbon and thought.it tremenduous cold Russell and. Wilson Dillion arc in and I took a peep at the thermom- Richmond, to attend the minstrel declined to put any obstacles in the county, sold'27 head of 1,050 pound way of the ratification of the new eter. This is Roundstone above given by cattle to Charles C. Clark at 4 cts. the Elks. canal treaty with England they the dead line. ......J. A. Nooe, of Burgin. sold-.Capt. J. F. Ramp, of Paris, has doubtless surprised many republibunch of 50b pound hogs to Wm. recovered from a severe illness and cans. They certainly pleased many Rubel at 5)4 cts., and bought a is able to go on his r.n on the democras who arc anxious to see the canal started. cts, He bunch of 70 shoats at K. C. Railroad. W. C. MULLINS The lobby opposed to the Nicaalso sold some fat cattle to Mr. Ru Capt. Thomas Matlock, every- ragua Canal bill knows that it canRockcastle's capitalist. bel at from 2V2 cents to scts.-1- body's friend, of the K. C. R. R., not be defeated by votes in either Harrodsburg Saying. is laying off on jiccouut of the branch of Congress and will resort WILDIE A. P. Damall on Tuesday soldjto serious illness of ..Mis. Matlock, at to all sorts of parliamentary tricks to prevent its reaching a vote. Its L. Joseph for S.. & S., 17 steers at Washington, D. C. ns Our school closed Friday. tQ go December 20th. This $4 75. ,uu' Mr. Daniel R Sowder aud lP5i! IF lin; ho.wf ver' bfe We are" going to have a Xtnas leaves little or any export stock daughter, Mm. Elizabeth E.'Jack - imd Represelltatives, and those who S. P. unsold in this county tree. son, of Plainficld, Ind., are visiting assist it would better say good bye Carpenter a few days since deliverW. H. Jones was in Berea first ' huuh- - mt uuuic uic ni.ui. ivirs. ouc iviuiiui.i, una. ed to Horace Miller, of Bourbon, 16 Mrs. Poynter and Mart Hicks. Mr .of the week. W. M. Hayes was in Richmond feeding steers, averaging 1,141 lbs., Sowder was a resident of this M. C. Sauuders &,Co., at 4 cts first of the week. county about 28 years ago. 6u Monday delivered to B. F. Clift Joues Fish went to Louisville HBHiJHMbnsjflHQ.'kiBkBH "17 export steers, averaging about Monday on business. T. ADAMS J. g 1,500, sold at $4 50 to $5. DOUBLE DAILY TRAINS Old Crimp came first of the Senior member of the firm 'of " . 'ft week, w.ith lull forceand effect. BETWUIW Houk & Adams, which is one of Pat O'Brieu sold to Henry Knight the strongest firms in Eastern W. A. Jcues was down from of Sick headache, nervous headMS Louisville, iS head of cattle Kentucky. UJ uiJH tBB ache, tired headache, neuralgic Berea College Saturday and Sunweighiug, 1450 pounds, at 5c; imParlor; Cars on Day Trains. headache, catarrhal headache, ruissszcx.'s day. Pullman Buffet Sleepers on Night Trains, mediate delivery F. Cohen John headache from excitement, in For rates and further Information, address W. T. Tharp returned home Mon- delived Saturday to Bond & Carfact, headaches of all kinds ac L. J. IRWIN, a. p. a.' day after spending a few days with penter at Tyrone 11 r, 200 lb. slop quickly and surely cured with Louisvillc, Kr. relatives and friends. Ryley & Collins, bulls at 2jc DR. MILES' It has been so cold and disagree of Piuckard, bought Saturday from ' able this week that the people have Mr. Isham Railey 10,000 bushels '"& f m not been stirring, so our news is of wheat at 85 cents John F. Also all pains such a3 backache, short. neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic Cohen bought a bunch of 1,200 lb. ! aw x. v pains, monthly pains, etc. a u v--j. c; t u I'iQSii steers from Richard .Mostlev, of ' Saw Death Near "Dr. Mllrs' Pain Tills are worth their Jessamine at $3 50;" 38 hogs from SEWIRGMACmNE weight in cold," says Mr.W.D. Krea-- i ."If often made my heart pche," Cloud Smith, 15 from James Turn mcr, of Arkansas City, Kan. "They C. C.WILLIAMS DoiU.tbo deceived Ivy tlibi 'who1 nd-cured, my wife of chronic headache writes L. C. Overstrtet. of Elgin, er and 14 from Hughes Bros , One of Kentucky's ablest lawyers. vftitii-when nothing else would." a SdO.tO Hewing: M.u.iij.,0 fun. t Term., "tohearmv wifecouge un- weighing 140 to 175 pounds, at 5c. 20.00. 'XliUhlua of "Dr.' Miles' Pain Tills drive ewar He also bought a lot of 100 lb. bo bought from UiB'or any of our' til it seemed her weak and sore jiain ns if liy macic. I nm never t Chicago today is a ciiy of nearly denlera from illC.00 t,o 1?.CC a supply, and think everyone y lungs would collapse. Good doc-- , shoats from George Fishback ati f.hould !;ecp them handy.- One or two Do ypu WE MAKE P, VAniETY, Versailles SU11. 2,ooo,opo inhabitants. pills taken fn approach of headache so far 'gone with .tors .aid shewas THP NPWWnMV TC' TTfP nrri- - " will prevent it every time." know what these figures meau? Mks.JudoeJoiin30n, Chicago, III. Consumption lint no medicine or Says He'Was Tortured. Tho Feed detcrmlnca tho ctrength or They mean thst within ihe borders Avcakncisa of Rowing .Mnuhlaea. .Tliu . earthlyjjhelp could save her, but a Through their use thousands Df "I suffered such pain from corns of the municipality arc more people Sm1IIo Fci'rt eombliied wllli otlioi- people. have been enabled to atfriend recommended Dr. King',s Leonid hardly walk," writes H. strong loln(a makes tlio JVe-.- litaaio than live hh either the .state of tend social and religious funcI, E. HOUR" tho bet Sowing Itruehlno to hay. persistent use Robinson, Hillsborough, Ills., "but New Georgia, or Minnesota, or New tions, travel, enjoy amusements, ' "of Junior member of the firm of Jersey, or Virginia, or Wisconsin. this excelleutjmedicinc saved her Bucklen's Arnica Salve completely Wl8(BrClilCyU08iE!SS-etc., with comfort. Asaprcvent-ativHouk & Adam-j- . They mean that there are gathered life." It's absolutely guaranteed cured them." Acts like magic,-owhen taken- on the ap ' wo ir.anur.icturoaii4 prices bui'oivj.uiviiniu l,.l ;, Wnen- together more pe'opK- than occupy- proach of a recurring attack, Bromchitis, sprains, bruises, cuts, sores, scalds,. for Coughs, Colds, Dela'Uryqu's NeVaska friends conies Alaska. Arizona:.: Ctilcnido, Tfi?. flSVY HOMB, SEWING they are .excellent. ASH!!lB'C0.. r Asthma and all Throat and Luug' burns, boils, ulcers. Perfect healer !,,:tl Oregon, onANor, MAU?. ut openly iortj,;ltjey for. President. ware.Idnho, .MCi Sold hy nil Drunslsta, and $1.00 at all of skin diseases and piles. "Curcl,, Un toa Ss. N. V. Uhlcngo: IUr, "A;;, i i; Gv, diseases. 50c Nyw or: is combined. (jjvo-25 Doses, 25 cents, 1904. it. LQU,ig,Mo Ual!as,To.x..in I'tM.cu), Cat Druggists. Trial bottles free nhout twice the siximiI Iicngo Dr. Mllo-- Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind. gunrariuuj 1i .Ml Druotts xoncALs'nv D. L. Carter was in town Satur- st . . df&k day. . 4. y. )' MkLUiira hy7 Tuzmn-Tf-T-- ummh n L n u - '" u .1 LiSSr Ml kA ' HBjflMmi,iii Pulrefj uii food in (the intestines produces cfYett-- ; like those of arMiic, but Dr, Kmj'.'rf.New I.ile Pills expel, the persons from clogged bowels gentlvr ensilv hutsurely; "curing" Sick liiliousuc.s.s, Constitution, ' Fci'ers, all Liver, Kid- Headache;' ney and IMweJ troubles"' Only 2,5c at all Dtuggistfi. - . W '. . . Tou -- . 1 1 'produce "' throat J rV. that . youj ihz ms& r i seoiTS-- mmnmw !' 1 v. ? xM '&"' u-.- - s I nv(i-.:,c..,- honiei-frouiui-JtlUc- -- .(i.mn tat HENDERSON RY a ra - . -- Flcm-ingsbur- Times-Democ- rat. My 'Mw ill Pain Pills-.- buy'ths:' , V r unmi-ljliioc-- with-oO- 4c. - I r; Disc-jverytan- e, n 1L1JL- .!L..lf-"Tf.'.'-"- T - - ' - - , M I . -- 1. s l&P WS, qpvTjgfifa a. ... . jntriMT ' u&, V J Vl mm fur ljI')1lll, it rV-V f &iukiilnh- ...'. - r jmti iim ' ifif . m .a... unsmhiwir j ' ..'.jt. .. n r . t mj f- .; -" ,, .. ' v i,. ..;!. .. . 'nimmmmmywmnmt '-j , ..." . m .iw.,,. mi wmjmammatmm. ...wJto'J. j Hmm ttHtji, rw .t i. jftT. VERNOM SIGIf L, u";v lt Vernon. WHY. r K., w -- . IUx-iu,bf- r '- 20, 901 c -. THE REASON y "I heard ft awful paun ( "Somebody 5l1 the other day there ain't no Santa Claus, "Would you believe It, auntie? They taf. tvn all a trick m About the tlhy reindeer and the visits ol Saint Nick. That nil the chimneys were too small, tin stoves were all too hot. And lot of Just BUcli stuff an that, 1 can't remember what. "They said that years and years sro, with fireplaces wide, And all tho dooM upon tho latch In all the countryside, Both old and )ouii? for myths and dreamt i hod quite a pretty pas Ion, But now belief In Santa Claus had nil gon out of fashion. "And when 1 cried that I could prov 'twas all a wicked Me, They only shrugged their shoulders and said I'd better try; I never will belleva It, I know It can't b , true I For If I've never seen him, say, auntie, haven't you?" Ah, yes, my little questioner, quite often In my dreams, Though when I wake I only see tha cold, vwhlte, still moonbeams! Dozing I often think I hear the sound of horn and hoof, "boughs n- And wakln.v find the elm-tre- o tnpplng on tho roof. But I have other reasons than thosa plain to eyc'ind ear For .trustlnrc In the story that we hold so true and dear: I never shall outgrow It, nor lose my faith, because Tha world will never get beyond a need of Santa Claus. Marjnrle Moore, In Youth's Companion. . " very Queer!" And Robert's self wan on my lap, his Dpi were nt my ear "A dreadful, dreadful tory " a sudden, story lately, which I think li JUDGE R. G. WILLIAMS Whom the people say has made the best Judge Kockcastle ever had. a consistent democrat, .though not abusive to his fcjlow countrymen who had opposite political views and believe? todny.th.it if there Was less political prejudice among Rockcastle's population that it would tend to the' general advancement of our people's interests. October 1st., 1896, Mr. Maret repurchased the Signal outfit and ran it successfully up to December 1st., 1899, when the present editor purchased the plant. The former editor has been a regular coutribu tor to the Signal and is still working for its continued success. He ih a plain, smooth writer; always advocating principles that teud to the upbuilding and betterment ol our county, and we are pleased to say he has accomplished much 111 his efforts and the majority of Our people appreciate the work he has done. His giving Rockcastle telephone connection with the outside world was one of his accomplishAfter many trials and ments. tribulations all central Kentucky and now a big part of the South-cas- t can talk to each other over the 'phone and the service is being Louisville will rapidly extended. be reached February 1st., when you can talk from Ml. Vernon "right to a man's face'' in State's metroplis, aud by the way there will be thousands of 'phones, of best make, to talk to there. County extensions will be made as f st as possible, including an exchange at Livingston and extra wires to Urodheud, with a dozen or more 'phones in that place, all subscribers to get privileges that the Bell or no other company can Mr. legitimately compete with. Maret is Secretary and treasurer of the Kentucky Telephone Association, an origiziitiou whose membership includes all the leading Independent companies of the State whose investments aggregate more than $2,000,000. This association has been the cause of thousands of dollars being saved every year to Kentucky telephone users, many of whom had been in the grasp of the old monopoly for years. A Christmas Fairy By KATRINA XI.AUSEN. There was nothing wanting. The beautiful big library wore a festive nir, ns indeed it should. Wns it not ClirUtninfi eve mid wntt there not a child in the house? In the bow window stood the tret. Surely no cxpuise had been spared to make it iHTiutiftil, and instead of being Iryli fei' in the way with little candles which drip on 'tilings and lime to be wutehed, it was gorgeously iJImr.innt-cwith true electric lights. A ppcclnl man had been there llsat morning to fix the wires, and nnothor had come to decorate the tree so that it would be correct and artistic. And all for one little gJil only ten years old. She felt very innll and queer as she tat. curled tip in a great lent her chair, watching tiie man put the finishing touches to her Christmas tree. "Well, miss, 1 suppose Santa Clans will be alnn"nftcr awhile with his bag of presents. Von should run away and give him a chance," said he, coming down from the jlnddcr. "There Isn't any Santa Chins. I'm too big to believe in lnm, and my presents are till piled up on the half seat. You may Have seen them there are quite a lot." The forlorn little voice caused the mnu to pause again ns he was hurrying away. "No Santa Chins? Well, that is just You know as little people believe. people, little or big, can't all think alike, but my little ones say that every one Is n Santa Claus who' gives a gift, or does a kind deed at Christmastime. Good night, and a Merry Christmas to you, miss." "Does a kind deed," thought the child, hugging her dear Fritz closer. "Mother said she gave $25 to the orphan asylum for me and 1 saw it in tho list in the paper 'Mrs. for her daughJames ter, ItowenR, S2S.' I wonder if the man wouldn't think that a kind deed?" Fritz was n sympathetic, tiny brown dog and he knew that when his little mistress squeezed him like that around the neck she needed him badly, so he snuggled up closer and put his cold nose on her cheek. Sure enough, the tears did come, and this poor little girlie sobbed and sobbed, and Frltr. could do nothing more to comfort her. She drew in her breath suddenly and stopped when she heard some one enter tho, room, and looking up, saw Sally come to light the lnmps. "Well, nnd cryln", are yc, ye poor little lamb! What is troublin' ye now? The same old story sure; no one to play with? Will, niver mind, child, the Henley-Jone- s children will be down soon lo sec your tree and why, if they .ain't here now!" Miss Margaret Henley-Jone- s nnd Master Duncan Ilenley-.Ione- s were indeed there with their governess. "How do you do, Itowena. Ah, that is your tree, ia it? It is very pretty, lighted; but I am afraid oura Is a little taller," said, Margaret, ns she shook hands exactly as' sho had sean her d Marcus-Crewes, Step, JAMES MARET, The above picture is a fair like- ness of our fellow townsman James Maret, when he was some twelve year younger than he istoday. Its thrilatest I photo that he has had He was born in Garrard made. mnnrv. near Paint Lick, aud is a ay gruudsou of Gen.Srattb, one of the pioneer settlers of this county. General Smith, at one time owned most of the land in and around Mt. Vernon and his last residence was the house recently vacated by Jas. I. White when he moved a short Mr. time since to Lancaster. Maret, Maret'8 father was G. S. the eldest son of Jacky Maret, who owned thousands of acres in Garrard and Rockcastle and who was a brother of Mitchell, the father of Alva. All of the Smith, Fish and Cook families are relatives of our to wusman. When "Jim," as nearly every one knows him, was 13 years of age he began clerking in a dtore at Paint Lick and picking up poiuts about depot between school Four years later moved to terms. Texas with his father's family. Had expsrieuce on cotton plantations, cattje ranches, pecan groves, river fisheries, crab aud eel dragging and wild hunts on the plains. Wua priuter aud publisher of an ami teur paper for a year, picked up telegraphy and railroad business while runniug a pumping engine at a water tank. Returned to Kentucky ou a visit, took employ meat at Hyattsville in railroad business, was appointed agent at Mt. Vernon and began work here August 1.1877, which position he He then filled until Nov. 1. 1895. took a) much needed rest until the following year when he repurchased the Mount Vernon Signal, a paper which he established in 1887 and later disposed of on account of other pressing duties. The first issue of the Signal was printed on an ar my press and from type that wad used in Crab" Orchard, during the war batwsea the States, which J. E. Vowels purchased in 188.5, from a Mr. Koldain, at HoUlwns mill, Lincoln county. The venture was a success and tho piper today is a welcome visitor to more fire- ' sides in old Rockcastle thin auy Op l thrro-ntliorwnpr.--; combined. here position papers were started to down the Signal, but, likt Bunco's ghost, it Wouldn't dev,-anrftntt'nstoh.ui.' undworr;' the 1 wpM --' 'do.vners " Mr wime iit a rank pinin.ui. has '.oe. v -r mother do. swered Margaret. "Have you very manj presents yet?" she asked, turning to itowena. " "I have 31 in nil," answered Itowena, leading the way to the hall, where some dainty boxes and packages were piled. "Haven't you looked at them yet"? I've seen all of mine. I think it is childish to wait and open them all at once." Sally looked at this fashionable lit tle lady of 11 years. "And what are ye buVa child, MIsb Margaret V" she asked. "Qli, I am almost in my teens," snid the child, "nnd then, of course, I shall bo 'Miss.' " CHAS. C. DAVIS- - ' "You'd bo a. cad if you were a boy, I Who recently puchased the s'tock can tell you that, J0II3- - quick," said hjr of drugs belonging to Theo Wesley brother. "What's a cad?" asked Itowenn. and is now, doing a thriving btisi 'JWhy, It's a fellow" that's all prinks ness, and always thinking how he looks and. "Do not. say a 'little tnller,' Miss Margaret," said the governess, "say 'some taller.' You remember the rule?" "Yes, but I can't nlways think," anever-attenti- mfcJm I ( -- "I haven't one left, ar.d " '"glad, so gladl Mother won't least 1 hope she won't. Sally. ; think my beautiful mother will um V" "Perhaps not, my dnrKn', " y u ask her pretty like that." That night the "bcnut'f-i- l I. other" came home tired nnd with heart d girl. longing for a little brown-ey- t She had been thinking of If. the evening, wondering how she um amusing herself. "I must devote more time to tho "Why, what flattery from one's owr child US' soon as Lent conies," she snid little girl!" said the vision, stoopinp to her husband when they were comand placing a k'(ss somewhere about ing home, as the bells were ringing Itowcna's forehead., "Well, goodnight out the Christmas tidings. This was the beginning of ltowona's little ones, wc n re late, for this is tc be an early dinner so that we shall be charity work, and though she is now a grown-uyoung woman, there hns in time for the opera afterwards." thntshe a Millie to the man never passed a Christmas-evShe turned with behind her holding hev beautiful wrap. has not gathered together .a little "Such a pretty picture that was group of poor children whom she didn't you think so? The tree, the makes happy. Detroit Free Press. children, the dog and even Sally with her smiling, Irish face added to the REFLECTIONS OF CHRISTMAS. picture. 1 don't think we neglected The Time for Btornl anything, do you, dear,, for the child's Blnnklnd U Snrclr Slowly Christmas?" Advanclnar. "No, my denrest, and if bhe is not a puss, it is her own fault." happy little Tn spite of the persistent sounding "Oil, I donit know I sometimes of the note of pessimism, the think she seems like such a forlorn eye sees abundant evidence child sometimes," nnswered the moth- for the belief that the gospel of er ns they drove nway. peace on earth and good will toward Itowena was Indeed forlorn, sitting men is conquering the. minds there nlonc, though with her dog and 0 of civilized humanity. Clirist-r.u- n great lighted Christmas tree one would comes but once a year, and it is think she might be very happy. an occasion for moral '"I will bring your dinner in here tc Hid for a rcvicwof the work done you, miss, and you can have it on this by toiling, weak inconsistent, erring little tnble," said Sally. Vings beset nnd surrounded with "Will you stay with mo this evening, temptations. Do we follow in our Sally, please? I will rend you some daily lives and social, political and lovely stories," ndded Itowena as she 11tl11.stri.1l activities the sublime, por-.saw the girl hesitate. t creed summed up in tht golden Now the truth was, tln servants had rule of Christian ethics? planned quite a party for that evening, None will have the hardihood, to nnd Sally's best young man wns com- issert that wc are true to the reliing, and yet she could not leave this gious and moral truths we profess, little lady alone if she wanted her. ays the Chicngo Post, but are we What was she to do? at least moving toward the ideal? "Well, miss, I'll be cumin' up every No query is more timely, more vital, now and then will that do?" more solemn. But a "Oh, yes, that will do." f aid the child. view of society will suggest a posi"Sally, don't you think it wns a kind tive answer. We nrc advancing, deed for mother to give S2.1 to the or- 'h'Mijrh slowly nnd with mnny a full, phan asylum for. me?" she asked us reactions nnd even sins the girl was serving her dinner. the light. Mankind is cer"Sure," nnswered Sally, "and 'twas tainly becoming kinder, more mere!-Ttme heard her say she wlsht it'd bin 50 and more sympathetic. There is win she heard Mrs. Esmond Gray had more good will and sincere devotion give more." to peace nnd brotherhood than at "Sally, did you ever see any of thoso any former period. Our agp hns been described ns one little orphans?" "That I did, miss. There's little of questioning, searching of hearts, Katie Shannon, nn orphan, and it's decline of mere dogma and the enthronement of reason and scie'nee. often 1 look in on the lamb." Hut the ethical elements of religion Itowena sat thinking. nnd they are the essential, tho "Ye ain't entin', fit for a bird, miss," elements have never been remonstrated the girl. "No, I'm thinking about them, Sally. more firmly rooted and more proDo you think they have a Christmas foundly recognized than now. That wealth is a trust, to J)e administered tree?" "I dunno, miss, they may have, but for the general good, is no longer they mostly needs close. That money, the Utopian suggestion of a few, but the 'Christmas" fund' the're cnlliu' .it. the growing theory nnd practice. is to uuyench wan something to wear, Public opinion enforces tha higher, an' each of them poor lambs wan the moral duties of wealth with even prlsint apiece. Thai's what the greater rigor than the state docs tho purely legal obligations nttaching mntron-loidtold me." "Oh, do you know the matron?" thereto. The rich mait is, indeed, "Yes, an' a fine young person she is, without honor who fails to provide to the extent of his capacity for the then," answered tha maid. "Sally, oh, my dear Sally, why wants of the less fortunate, and in couldn't wo have some of them here to- this country the nnnual contribu of night to see my tree?" oxolaimed Itow- tions townrd the maintenance educational, charitable and other ena, excitedly. " Twould niver do, miss. Whnt'iver public institutions. reach colossal proportions. It is true that society would ye're mither say!" "Now, Sally, you know she would needs more justice and less bunefi: not care. She never cares what I do, cence, but justice is an intellect to bs gradually solved,, and we could telephone now and have of the them come right off," nnd she was half whereas the manifestation way up the stairs with Fritz barking loblest product of evolution, a good will, is a guaranty of the eventual at her heels. not a sthroko of the blame 111 triumph of the altruistic ideal. "It's In great nffairs and in small, in take, miss, sich an idee!" "Mny 1 speak to the matron?" nationnl and neighborly relations, the Rowena was saying over the telephone still, small voice of conscience is steadily resisting evil impulses nnd a minute later. compelling submission to the moral "Oh, this is Itowena street, and we, or I, would law. And slowly but purely this of Fifty-firs- t loses the character of comlike some of your children to come see my tree. It is very pretty, nnd pulsion nnd becomes spontaneous, inand evitable. This is n stimulating reI have lots of presents, too." matron recognized the name of flection for the holy and gracious The one of the fashionable women of the season, and a true one. "board," nnd, not understanding that An Old Score. It was only the invitation of a child, "What would you think," said Wilaaid she would, with pleasure, send lie Wlshington, sinking his voice to a lome of the children who were not iu romantic key, "if I wero to offer myed. self as n Christmas gift?" "She asked if 20 would be enough, "I should be tempted to suspect," would do," said answered Miss Cayenne, "that you ind I said that Itowena, dancing about with delight, were trying to get even for that red while Sally just stood and looked at and j'cllow polka dot necktie I once hur. gavo you." Washington Star. "Will, there's wan thing I do know, and nway nusalnn Chrltmnn Dinner. in' that's they must eat!" Russinn families invnrlably have a she went to prepare for this queer roasted pig on the Christ inns dining party. They came. Twenty of them, with table. It. has been especially raised bright, expectant faces, and not one of for Christmas day and never weighs 'them was as embarrassed or shy as more than seven or eight pounds. It But the Is served with boiled buekwhent or was Rowena delight of bavin? all those children knsche, as it is called, mixed with there for her to make happy overcame liver, heart and other edible adjuncts everything, and it would be hard to say of the animal. which had the best time, all those Clever Schema, laughing children, Itowena, or the dog. Jones I have found out what 'my The fun wns at its height when Sally wife Is going to give me for Christenme in, beurlng a tray heaped with mas. It's a seal purse, set" with silgood things. She had found some carrying in tho hand. ver, in getting away from the kitchWinter But it can never be of any en this last time. Her young man was use to yfcou. getting impatient. Jones No; but the box of cigars "Pat, now, ye niver would hinder me will that I havo bought for her. Bosif ye could see that child. I niver saw ton Transcript. tho lamb that happy, an' I don't care Another Uellevor. if I lose me place for it, I'll help this "Paw," said little Georgie, "do you party along." And with that, Pat had to he con- hillivn tn slirns?" "Yes," the old gentleman tent, though this was not his idea of "when your mother begins .to comspending Christmas eve. r plain about the shnbbinesB of our "Qh, must they go?" said Rowena-acurtains It's a sign that I'll get the shabby hoods and clonks were be- ' ing gnthered together. At last they some new ones for a Christmas presi merry little troop and ent." Chicago Dally Herald. were gone, not one went empty handed. The room A Surlous Mlfltnke, small whirlwind looked as though "Some folks," said Uncle Ebenj It, but who cared. had struck de mistake o' sendln' all Je. "I never had such u good'timc," said "makesan' good will out o' deir hahtB pence Itowena, "and 1 shall do that cverj jes' as soon ns de col' turkey Is all et Christmas." up an' it's time to take de Christmas "Oh, mibs, whativcr will your mither greens out'n de window." Washingsay about' all your foine prlaents? I ton Star. dare to think, not at all." Thej usually have a hard time among th boys." "Yotlr sister is u little lady, Mastel Duncan, and is lirvpr rude," snid tin governess ns she rose t o leave. "Come It is time for us to go." i Just 'here was a rustle in tht hull and a perfect vision burst upoi the children from "Mother!" cried Itowena, rushing forward, "I never saw you so bentltl-ful.I)-"- how he's saying what he says. i Look Here. THtT. is tho placo to go when yotty . FISH Restaurant1, want fresh 11 y :" 1. I " OYSTERS,' FRUITS and NUTS. nnd n fine line ot TAFFEY CANDIES, nnd all other STICK atitl. 2 FANCY Candies. . cakes, &c. FRESH bread and faricx.1 p A full line of can good, Staple and Fancy Groceries. COME when you want hot Vegetable Soup and roast beef. Warm lunch at all hours. In basement old brick hotel. T. H. FISH. , -- SlocIi-TnUl- nn to write for our confidential letter befora ap- nying ior paioni: it may ue worm money. 0 prompuy ODiain u. a. ana Foreign return EM-TIaPilJRADE MARKS ormodel, sketch attorney's ire. Horn! or pnoto ana wo send nn I m VI EDI renort on laionuiouiiy. we clve ho bell legal pcrvico and advice, and our charges aro moderate. Try us, dls-sernl- Alt and-Jicart- s stock-takin- g SWRFT & CO., R.ZiVY(3PGa Opn. U.S. Patent Patent Ofnce.Waohlnnton, D.C. COURT CALENDAR. day in each month. day in V County Count. . Fourth Mon Fit st Mon- Quarterly Court. October. January, April, July and sober-minde- d Circuit Court. Second Mon day in February, Fourth Monday' iu May aud Third Monday iu Sep tcmber. Third Monday in each month.- Mt Vkrnon Police Court; -- 1"1 il Mt Verjion Tept, No. 21 MT. VERNON, KY. , MEETS every :st. aud 3rd. Monday in each month, 7:30 ,p. m. GEO. S. GRIFFIN, Com. ARCH FURNISH,-Rkc- . Keei y LONDON KY. CSTHEADOUARTERS for Com- - ' mcrcial men. Good Sample Room and convenient to Depot. - - - $2 00 per day. j?-Rat- es RILEY HOUSE, P. B. RID ft Y, Prpp, " - "Wifcx , I M. L. MYERS, rs. Xff&Slgy LG. Dentist. Mt Vernon. Ky, v u u T 1 jtLuv First-Clas- s OFFICE Phone No. 38. Wo K. At the Rice property. P. A. PcnmnRtou, D. D. S.; M. D Marcus-Crewe- s, sub-missio- n DENT8T, Third and Chestnut, Sts. LOUISVILLE, KY. Will be at Miller House, Mt ernon during all Circuit Courts. N W Cor. R, G, MT. Williams, w Attorney'-at-La- VERNON. KY. fiSTOFFICE on Church St .Opposite Court House. C. C. Attorney-at-Law, Williams, MT VBHNON, ICY Marcus-Crewe- s. JDSSTOFFICE. - On arS. floor of The Bank of Mt. Vernon, on Church street. Special attention given to collections, dlfli-cult- y fr Furniture and Undertaking. A full and complete stock. All Motto: orders filled promptly. Best goods and lowest prices. t I J. A. a par.-lo- (Successors to Mullins & Son.. Iilunkuusliip it Mulllus,) - Livingston, Kentucky. 11 I TTULLINS HOTEiT Kurntuliec! 11 luncu unci Comfort. wltli evenjr Convon- - -- , ' W. F. Tubb3, Prop. Livingston, Kv, . . Sami'LE rooms foe Commercial men. f ' -- .. . ( f r Jv i rtt J .' H" try r-- v "3&ft i- - RllJ3taSiMBUICW.&tlW3CTaVnn ;n,M'nc.iiuu,ftV34 MtjtnrmHnref -- vwn' warm s srat5s3fcngJtt:wgAJBU ?yt t- - rm k 1 S A J I w I ! ' T ' . irf, ( i I i i J krr t5 3 SOMETHING ABOUT nearest resident Jns WMtMi, BBw39iSXtUtBKKKBUKBKKtKKKtKKKKKtKBIBSKIBKK EVERYTHING Durham, tax and cost 2 43 W. J. RIDER, Prop'k. South Carolina now raises tea On the Fourth Monday in Dec, 50 nines listed in the name ot my deputies will Pelix Curlier, nearest resident Dan which sells for $12 per pound. 1901, I, or one of 3 90 sell at the front door of the Court-bous- e Claik, tax and cost Among the peasants of Turkey Pi 40 acres listed in the name of J. in Mt. Vernon, the follow- M. Childress, nearest resident G most of the doctoring is done by all lrains."tB ing tracts of laud for taxes lor V. Anderson, tnx and cost 3 20 women. at "Porter 100 acres listed in the name of It begins to look as though we Hob Delph, 42 acres listed in the name of J. McHargue, uearest rcsideut John would yet have to send Funston Kind You tax and cost 3 35 N. Lutes, nearest resident E. S. 2 acres listed in the name of after Miss Stone. Lutes, tax and cost 4 04 Nancy Fields, nearest resident D. .JKV The value of the cottou and cotBought town lot in Gum Sulphur list fohE: Argenbright, tax and cost 1 74 tonseed of the southern states last ed in the name of H. E. Miller, tax AVcgctnuic t'repcrauoruor As1 town lot in Livingston listed year and cost 85 in was $545,000,000. similating lltcFood arulllcgula-Itnthe name of Jeff French, tnx JOSEPH COFFEY, PROPR., lite SlomacliS and.Bovcls of p . 44 acres listed in the name of J. and cost The government wants blackt t 4 82 E. Daltan, nearest resident H. M. 1 town lot in Livingston listed smiths and horseshoers for" duty in Stanford, Ky., -. !KSMS Ma.a'xaMWlgMia iair.1. Lutes, tax aud cost. 6.48 in the name of Fields & Herriu, tax the Philippines at $75 per mouth. Specially equipped for traveling 6 1 300 acres listed in the name of E and cost Promotes DigealionXheerfiil-nes- s Many of the large business houses T. Fish, nearest resident J. J. Mart7 acres listed in the name of Danon first floor. men, Sample room and ltest.Contains neither in, tax and cost. 6.40 iel Griffin, nearest resident J. N. of the city of Mexico still use tillow Oplum.Morplunc nor Mineral. "Bath rooms free to guests. 5 28 dips for illuminating purposes. 230 acres listed in the name of Griffin, tax and cost . Hot TIAELC Ratks. $2.00 per day. Fish & nearest resident J. 30 nores listed in the name of thirty-nin- e beetThere are now R. Hardin, tax and cost. 3.77 George Gorden, nearest resident sugar factories in sticcesful opera;l9,tfr,;si-waa.P!FZM. F. Jons, tax and cost 2 97 150 acres listed in the name of Inyjtux Seal' acres listed in the name of T. tion in this couutry. The state of resident M. 25 Joseph Inman, nearest fix Stjut Smeers, tax and cost. 6.73 D. Durham, nearest resident G. B. Michigan leading with twelve. 3.43 50 acres listed in the name of Cotton, tax and cost. J Ir 'nnitl According to the compilation of F. FRANCISCO, Propr. Laura Jones, nearest resident John 75 acres listed in the uame of last reports the membership of fra Blazer, tax and cost. 5.42 John Griffin, nearest resident Jas. Located at the Depot&$ 19 IL i &tiQ 100 acres listed in the name of Vjrimn, tax ana cost. IB m 3 90 ternal orders in the United States G BRODHEAD, KY. Nuley Parker, nearest resident Jas. Apetfccl Remedy forConsu'pa-Tlo- n 25 acres listed in the name of aud Canada is 5,722,015. , Sour StotnachiDiarrliocn nearest 5 Good !L,?vcry Attached Angham, taXi4R)d cost. the name 52 Jonathan Kelly, and cost. resident Boston prides herself upon having Worms .Convulsions .Feverish-nea2 97 600 acres listed in of John Griffin, tax Meet all Trains, Day aud Night W. B. Smith & Johnson, tax and for postage mulLoss of Sleep. 50 acres listed in the name of spent $6 per capita Hardin Malicote, nearest resideut stumps last year, while New York cost. Traveling Men and Railroad 9.3d. Facsimile Signature oT 12 acres listed in the name of John Phillips, tax and cost. 3.43 spent only $3 per capita and men Solicited tax and cost. 150 acres listed in the name ol $2.87 per capita. vill furnish Lunches for all trains. Wal Young, of laud listed in 2 90 NEW .YORK. acres the J. T. Mullins, Sr., nearest resident 150 The difference between first class name of Jns. M. Creech, nearest H. K. Mullins, tax and cost 5 39 coaches on most residence Thos. Head, tax and 50 acres listed in the name of and second-clasWilliam Shell, nearest resident European railways is in the color cost. 5.28 Abney, tax aud cost 2 97 of the cushions of the seats first-claMONUMENTAL WORKS, 5 acres of land listed in the name Lark EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER 4 acres listed in the name of of J. C. Childress & Ella Franklin, usually being red and second-clas- s 4 Brodhead, Ky, Sanders Ball, nearest resident G. CW YOPK OITY. nearest resident J. C. Chasteen, THE CINTAUn CMPANV. gray. 2 97 Granite1 and Marhl.eIotlumcuts tax and cost. 2 06 A. Howell, tax and cost wMwmi&mssm 2 acres listed in the name of W. The Standard Oil Co. has just and Tombstones. 50 acres listed in the uauie of J. H. Burton, nearest resident J. C. declared a dividend of 8 per cent, N. Durham, nearest resident G. B, FIRST-CLASALL WORK 5 28 making a total of tax and cost. 2 97 Stanley, tax and cost 49 per cent for SATISFACTION GIVEN- .- Cotton, 1 town lot in Livingston listed in i 90 acics listed in the name of this year. It has earned 271 per J&gUS5&&8B12Ii3B rrTOjxtjiTTfflrmTT7nfr,r"Tr-fflrBIT Duvall's heirs, nearest resident Jno. the name of John C. Powell,, tax cent, in the past ten years. 4 28 I, Jjlamon, tax and cost tk$M&k 4 97 aud cost. 1 acie listed in the name The most valuable quarter-sectio- n of W. 1 acre listed in the nonie of Wil5 Fwwh At frequent intervals durof land iu the whole world is liam Lunceford, nearest resident J. G. Reams, nearest resident Widow Paterson, tax and cost. 2.87 probably that of Beaumont, Texas, B. Purcell, tax and cost 2 61 ing 90 1, round trip V 3 acres listed in the uame of W. upon which are located the great tckets will be sold via the 200 acres listed in name of Mrs. wiiwwiiii imirn nm nrai imum nrnirnirrr hi Lucy Bethurum, nearest resident M. Proctor, nearest resident J. S. oil wells. Two years ago this tract TO loftsn 'Belt Route, 2.62 D. P. Bethurum, tax aud cost. 6 40 Griffin, tax and cost. would have been dear at $30 per ipjTr'om Cairo and 30 acres listed in the name of 4 acres listed in the name of Alit is valued at SWfflwftyemphis to points ' gS5E3B3$f3 mm. Harden Durham, nearest resident acre, while fred Bryant, nearest rcsideut D. L. s P& Aw Vm ;Mt:f f firiu '''itvArL'nncttC I mik. Bryant, tax aud cost. 7.76 Grant Loving, tax aud cost $2 85 $400,000,000. f One town lot in Livingston, Swfaiia, Texas, and The latest census bulletin gives 40 acres listed in the name of Jas i kteK5kv.w:K.eKJ;:KKJtxcws-MK.T.w..t'iiU Hansel, nearest resident Joseph listed in the name of J. S. Cal- the number of males of voting age PiSflndian and Qkla- ,!- loway, tax and cost 19 23 Hansel, taxind cost. 3.54 in theUnited States in 1900 at fehoma Territories, 38 acres listed in thS name of acres listed in the name of G. 4 q. Of this number 2, 326, 255 ?i ,'at greatly reduced W. Harty, nearest resident Lee Mat Cash nearest resident W. T I 4 72 are illiterate nud 5,102,534 foreign M II Kinard, tax aud cost. I 3.54 MciNnbb, tax and cost I 1 Tell uswfwre yen want to n"! ' 80 acres listed in the name of bom. 3 J kr One town lot in Mt. Vernon list1(1 Wl you wfiulj Uive, tww V I rK-'-'it ' snIcll ou wlun l,Kc Iscan rtcute en LINES vtr ed 111 the name of Lee Kinard, tax David Garrett, nearest resident Jas. BEST iim ..i n you There was a time when the United Baker, tax and cost he tickets and what it w 4 45 and cost 2.82 States imported horses regularly Wc will alio SMi you i complct 75 acres listed in the name of V I I 1 acre listed in the name of Jessie fl (sr the trip end sn Interesting J TO . : schedule '. had practically no exporting in .book. "A Trip to TexasKirby, nearest resident John Stok- Thos Gadd, nearest resident Reu and om Abney, lax and cost 02 record in that line. In the last fises, tax and cost. 4 3.0G R. WATT, T. P. i, acdaiU, OUu. 1 town lot in Brodhead 45 acres listed in the uame of cal j ear, however, we exported 'a I V ' i I listed in X J. r 'fflvvy t. LaBFAUME. 0. P. ant T. K, St Luis, Ha the name of V. G. Tharp, tax John S. Gadd, nearest resident A. 65,600 head, and in the past five 3 00 years have sold horses abroad to and cost 6 24 uaao, tax and cost SKfcSSaSISBS' 160 acres listed in the name of 2 town lots in Livingston listed the value of $27,000,000. in the name of Ashley Owens, tax Sinney MoClure, nearest resident How many people have noticed and cost. 6.20 H. G. Edwards, tax and cost 9 92 '11f1IfiTtH''tu"'"U''H'H''''Mn'HvM"'l"M'4''H"i' 12 acres listed in the name of A. that no portrait of a man has ever in town 2 Information cheerfully fur- the1 name lot Mrs.Livingston listed in Clont Jr.. nearest resident Ben F. appeared on a United States coin ' of Emly J. Owens, nished on application at City Ticket 6 61 or the picture of a woman on the 5.20 Adams, 1900 tax and cost Office "BIG FOUR," No. 213 tax and cost. 350 acres listed in the name of postage stamps? An observing edacre listed in the name of Jas. Fourth Avenue, or write to Pingleton, nearest resident Win. 0. J. Abney, nearest resident Jack itor remarks on these facts that Abney, 1900 tax and cost 5 20 Carrall, tax and cost. 2.97 S. J. GATES, they constitute the reason why we 70 acres listed in the name of 2 town lots in Brodhead listed in General Agent, the name ot Harriett Arms, tax James Griffin, uearest resideut Jno lick the stamps and squeeze the Griffin, 1900 tax and cost Louisvn.LK, Ky. and cost 4 42 coin. 3 96 frfi&sf''Y town lot in Brodhead listed in 100 acres listed in the name of Adjutant General Corbin's report the name of Martha Owens, tax P. P. Singleton, nearest resident J. "WHY S. Reppert, 1900 tax and cost 5 34 gives the casualties in the Philipaud cost 5 42 You Bliouiil lolco, r acre listed in the name of F. M. pine islands for the three years at 225 acres listed in the uame of Coursa at iho & 49 officers and 3,378 men killed T. Roberts, nearest resident A. Smith, nearest resideut James J. 115 6 24 1900, 2 years tax and and 182 otiicers and 2,04b men J. King, tax and cost 1 town lot in Gum Sulphur, 4 06 wounded. list- cost This does not include ed in the uame of Gilbert Saylor, 40 acres listed iu the name of J. those who died from diseases or' in LOUISVILLE, KY. tax aud cost 4 23 J. Durham, uearest resideut Squire consequence of wounds aud exSingleton, tax and cost 1. It is the tending Commercial School in Kent tick v. 1 town lot in Brodhead 3 43 listed in posure. , J 2. Its courses of study are thorough and yu,in.ule. the name of J. M. Ballard, tax 30 acres listed in the uame of T 3. A written contract, bucked by a special deposit uf $1,000.00 'is given and cost 3 05 Jos. Kinly, uearest resident J. D. The official records of the gold to place our graduates 'in positions paying not lets tlun $45.00 per i month immediately upon graduation. 50 acres listed in the name of Kirby, tax and cost 3 06 commissioner's office at Dawson, Wiley Cole, nearest resident-W- . T fy. We pay students' railroad fare to, Louisville. g D. 40 acres listed iu the name of A. where export certificates for all Wilniott, tax and cost 2 46 J. Payne, nearest resident C, T 5. Wc refund, upon graduation", ecry cent of tuition paid to us if the R. gold leaving the country must be 'L jj pupil is not thoroughly satisfied. t 25 acres listed in the name of Payne, tax and cost 4 52, obtained, show that the gold shipWrito for Elofaiit Catalogue and Spocial Discounts William Miracle, nearest resident J. 3 acres listed in the name of E. ments from Dnwson for September T. Durham, tax dnd cost 2 97 J. Adams, nearest resident J. M. amounted to $3,000,000. This TO05 acres listed in tne name or 2 67 Joseph Men toil, nearest resident I. Lear tax and cost brings the total for the last four ELL 'EM THE l ,'Dooley, tax and cost 60 acres listed jn the name of 3 90 TELEPHONEWILL months to $21,640,000. RANSMIT 9 acres listed in the uame of J. Sarah Coffey, nearest resident Thos WATC II ,M A K LR, I A most marvelous achievement M. Mink, nearest resident H. Rey- Branam, tax and cost 7 38 essages Mt. Vfknon, Ky. nolds, tax and cost was the recent communication by 1 1 acres listed in the name of W. iVS from Mt. 3 20 20 acres listed in the name" of P. Coffey, nearest resident Thos wireless telegraph, between tlw two DO ail kit .is trpsijnirg) JTTtI Jit ( In effect Sunday, May 19th. Vernon to Wil Townsend, tax aud cost J. D. Mobley, nearest 2 82 sister ships, Luciania and Campania, silver soldei in m,tly floueivjrinm The new train will leave St. Louis ingston, tax aud cost resident Livliamsburg, 3 71 20 acres listed in the name of in d cut fit. I'yc.-eastward and west--r uud Rlas.se j Cbr-bi9.00 a. m. daily the evening train 15 acres listed in the name of W. Ellen Daniel, nearest resident Jas. ward bound. The distance between fitted. to same points, 10.10 p.m. daily H. Morris, nearest resident J. W. Martin, tax London, and cost 2 00 tbem was 150 miles, and the com-:lhrottgh sleeping car service be- Robinson, tax and cost 20 3 Hazel ratch, 60 acrts listed ihe name of E. L. nuinicntion was kept up for three j tween St. Louis, San Francisco and 25 acres listed in the name of Koehler, neatest resident R. A. Pino Hill, Brush rt rrA. tvelt n.rnl. num. Ai ' Northwestern points. Only line Johe May, nearest resident Theo Wilmot, tax and cost 1..m 1. Viltlio, 5 67 Crot'k, Langford, that does n twice "'daily. Pig, tax and cost. 1 town lot 2.74 in Conway listed in the nem'S of two continents, Hro(lliead,Vabcl,LevQlGreen, Excursion tickets now on sale. 1 town lot in Livingston listed in The Louisiana Purchase Exposi- liauforcl. Crab Orchard, StanFor further information, address the name of J. C. Mullins, tax and the name of Ed Lakes, tax and cost 4 00 tion at St. Louis will be a world's ford, Lancaster and aU central R. T. G. Matthews T. P. .. cost. 2.25 130 acres listed in the uame of fair. It will open May 1. Louisville Ky. 1903. Kentucky points at low ratos. 75 acres listed in the name of W. J. Stone Walker, uearest resident H. C. TOWNSEND, Gen' I Pass'r C. McDaniel, The minimuiiLcost will be $15,000,-000- , P. Q. Asher, tax and cost 6 40 uearest resident W. ' H. aud Tkt. Agt., St. Louis. of which congress has appro- CTake the Signal and get all Carmical, tax and cost. 3,qo 4 acres listed in the name of Call in in C MJ t The site of the news, all the time, from all Davis' acres listed in the name of W. Thos Rigsby, nearest resident W. priated 5,000,000. IiUVc iotin diii,. ovei county and State. 1 97 the fair is in Forest Park, the second LrOverbay, nearest resideut 'Jhon G. Ccpps, tax and cost work m ti uasiiinil-lOne town lot in Livingston listed largeht park in America. It will JCSrlNSURANCE. Safe, reliable Overbay. tax and cost. 2.69 prices. in the name of James Argenbright, contain eleven main exposition" and prompt in adjusting losses. the name of M. 1ri A Call at th'e Signal F. 67 acres listed in resident George tax and cost. $4.52 buildings, of which the largest will Jones, nearest Old n.v. 1U11US offico E. S. AmRiotiT, v f at Vernon. Gordeu, tax and cost IIRNRY CATRON, S. R. C. bo the nRrieulturnl 700x2,000 fre 3 60 Imi.(..1-- 1. office, 25 - Signal office. Miller House, Sheriff ,s Jand. Sale? itiosuark, 50 ncres listed in the name of Headquarters for Commercial Men, ' 1900-190- 1: The Veranda Mimimm g r- The lave Hotel, 1 k Iwavs 1 iSW&fJrS -- Bears the Signature f Ay otic z Hotel Frith I h w Jo in aq o IU' I For Over Phili-delph- ia Thirty Years owdcr& praneipeo s ss C j L S, - BUFFALO ROUTE ti 3 c ft sw !&$ to Texas. 1 1 TKE NORTH AND EAST v to-da- y JO 1901 21,-329- ,8 fl r amwm WlvW vemvsM mm i ea vmTC7Ahrn && .'.'. It ''7' irw ..: jl fl; Indianapolis, Peoria and -- iMM, I V ,, low-rat- e If mm, t35T :. Chicago. 1 W tyKLrldUnlo 1 yMmtSkg Mc-Guir- e, I I Massey Buisimess College' i New Fast -- Train COLORADO PACIFIC COAST UTAHlg T S. C. FRANKLIN, Bar-bourvill- o, mid-ocea- n, tc-te- n, 1 MSfeMlfl 4 Liviw0t Insurance of all m J kw f t- j- X, ymm isi si JrA t Jrm, . 7 ' . . mmamnmtin&i rf ti"tt ,s,